UK: Agequake - age structure changes.

UK: Agequake - age structure changes. - Agequake - As the age structure of the world undergoes a radical shift, with people living longer and the birth rate declining, we are facing a profound impact on business and employment prospects. But just as sure

by PAUL WALLACE.

Agequake - As the age structure of the world undergoes a radical shift, with people living longer and the birth rate declining, we are facing a profound impact on business and employment prospects. But just as surely as an ageing population raises problems, it brings opportunity. Paul Wallace explains how to read the demographics and make the right decisions for the future.

Let's call it the agequake. You can feel it already - the seismic shift in the age structure of populations not only in the West but also round the world as people live longer and produce fewer children. The millennium inaugurates a new age of man, when we are no longer young.

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