International Herald Tribune

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The forecast of the aging of the world is quite mesmerizing. If the six lines in this snapshot graphic from the IHT are all sloping upward, the two that truly get my attention are the near meteoric rises of China and Japan, with China’s acceleration starting now. If India, China and Japan all had around 7-8% of their population over 60 years old in 1950, that number will be 20% for India, 31% in China and 44% in Japan just one hundred years later. Note that France will lie just above China, second in this list of six countries…

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