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Aging population ‘poses risks to economy’
An aging global population could be putting the brakes on economic growth, resulting in an almost permanent squeeze on living standards, a leading investment bank has warned.
Poverty of aging Japanese population fueling ‘silver crime’ wave
Nearly one in four elderly Japanese convicts is reoffending and ending up back behind bars within two years of being released, according to new government figures.
Poverty rate in US rising at same pace of population
As US communities face challenges with crime, education and hunger, a new study is putting these issues into perspective.
Senior citizens overtake young people in South Korea
South Korea's senior population surpassed that of young people for the first time this year as the country ages at a rapid pace, government data showed.
South Korea's population edges up 0.4% in 2016
South Korea's total population rose slightly last year, but senior people outnumbered children for the first time in history amid a rapid aging trend, a national census showed.
Population aging: Hallmark of the 21st century
While rapid population growth may be the defining feature of the 20th century, with world population nearly quadrupling from 1.6 to 6.1 billion, the hallmark of the 21st century is likely to be population aging.
World Population Day is really about women
There are about 214 million women around the world who want to avoid pregnancy but don’t have access to contraception, according to the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
UN: World population will reach 9.8 billion by 2050
The world's population will grow to 8.6 billion in 2030, 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100, driven by faster growth in African countries, according to forecasts by the United Nations.
World population will reach 9.8 billion in 2050, India to surpass China in 7 years: UN
A Department of Economic and Social Affairs’ Population Division report forecasts that the current world population of nearly 7.6 billion will increase to 8.6 billion by 2030, 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100.
Aging population a liability for working people
Good news derailed UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s manifesto launch. She might not have seen it that way — it is rare for any party to abandon a manifesto pledge just four days after its announcement and U-turns of this nature are embarrassing for a sitting prime minister with a reputation as a stickler for detail. But none the less, the social care debacle is the result of some exceptionally good news.
IMF warns Asia on population, productivity
Asia-Pacific's long-term growth outlook remains the strongest in the world, but the medium-term picture is weighed down by an aging population and sluggish productivity, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned in a new report on Tuesday.
Scientists find new population of endangered cats in Borneo
Scientists have discovered a new population of bay cats, an elusive cat species endemic to Borneo.
US withdraws funding for UN Population Fund
The State Department said on late Monday it was ending US funding for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the international body's agency focused on family planning as well as maternal and child health in more than 150 countries.
Chinese population to reach 1.42b by 2020
China's population is expected to reach 1.42 billion by 2020, according to a development plan released by the country's top health authority.

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