The World Ahead: the true costs of ageing | The Economist



The rich world is ageing fast. How can societies afford the looming costs of caring for their growing elderly populations? film supported by @Mission Winnow

00:00 The wealthy world is ageing
01:17 Japan’s elderly population
02:11 The problems of an ageing world
04:01 Reinventing old age
05:48 Unlocking the potential of older years
07:09 Reforming social care
08:20 A community-based approach
11:08 A fundamental shift is needed

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