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WHAT'S NEXT?: Between 2000 and 2050, the proportion of the world's population aged over 60 will double from about 11 per cent to 22 per cent.

  • [New] The local pensions and insurance industry is heavily invested in the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange, on money and property markets, and is also expected to be a big player on the Victoria Falls Stock Exchange, which can be dangerously exposed if linked to white-collar crime. / What's On In Harare
  • [New] A number of provinces, regions and municipalities across China have announced they will phase in COVID-19 vaccination for minors aged between 12 and 17. / a
  • [New] The city of Jingzhou in central China's Hubei Province will focus on vaccinating minors aged between 12 and 17 and people over 60 from August. / Xinhua
  • [New] Care for China's ageing population is an added mounting issue; government researchers have warned that China's pensions fund could become insolvent by 2035. / Daxue Consulting - Market Research China
  • [New] The odds of living past age 110 are becoming more likely, according to a new study from the University of Washington, which used used mathematical modeling predict the probability of people becoming supercentenarians in the years 2020 through 2100. / CNBC
  • [New] A new study by University of California San Francisco researchers published in the Journal of Adolescent Health this week found that about 1 in 4 unvaccinated people between the ages of 18 and 25 said that they probably will not or definitely will not get the COVID-19 vaccine. / ABC News
  • [New] The Facebook smartwatch will offer its own data connection, further extending coverage of elderly patients and allowing the benefits of wearables to reach geriatric cancer patients. / JMIR mHealth and uHealth
  • [New] The payments, set to run for the next six months and paid mid-month, are a part of US President Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus plan and would mean that just under 40 million households (with 65 million children) will be eligible to receive $ 250-300 per child, depending on age. / Saxo
  • [New] By 2050, the number of children under 14 years will be outnumbered by the elderly population aged over 65 years, mainly due to increased life expectancy and decreased fertility rate. / MDPI
  • [New] The mandated lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic threatened the ability of elderly Americans - a group already at increased risk for social isolation - to spend time with their families. / Vanderbilt University
  • [New] The ageing population in many of the world's largest markets will combine with a shift towards newer and more expensive lenses which will drive sales to 2030 and beyond. / Yahoo Finance
  • [New] Across Europe, elderly people and their relatives are sharing a terrible experience: understaffed with overworked caregivers, the situation in care homes can become a threat to the lives of residents. / Spotify
  • [New] While many people will continue to voice opposition to their medical data being shared with private firms, ageing populations across the developed world, and the costs of their healthcare provision, will only increase the pressure to give access in the face of the privacy concerns. / BBC News
  • [New] Extending the retirement age from 60 to 70 could lift China's contributor-to-recipient ratio of the urban employee social pension fund from 3.3 workers supporting one retiree to 6.9 workers supporting one retiree. / IHS markit
  • [New] Whilst young people play a crucial role for Zambia's sustainable social and economic development, they face high risks of HIV infection, teenage pregnancy and gender-based violence. / GIZ
  • [New] One in four Canadians will be over the age of 55 within five years and many of them will not have enough money to see them through aging in place with dignity (and within walking distance of all the amenities they want to be next to). / REM | Real Estate Magazine
  • [New] Based on the 2019 UN Population Prospects, China's working aged population will fall by over 8 percentage points in the twenty years to 2041 - meaning that there is little prospect of addressing demographic drag over the medium term. / National Australia Bank
  • [New] While the working age population is generally considered to be 15 to 64, aspirations for China to produce higher value-added goods and services will require a more educated workforce - pushing a greater proportion of workforce entrants past twenty years of age. / National Australia Bank
  • The U.S. government has not made a decision on whether to administer booster shots but sees a greater potential need for them among the elderly and other groups at high risk for severe infection. / Reuters
  • One out of five women was identified by an incident fracture during follow-up, an expected proportion, because half of Swedish women will sustain a fracture after age 50 years. / American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
  • Fewer than one in five countries globally are reviewing access policies for girls, despite girls aged 12-17 being projected to be at particular risk of drop-out in low- and lower-middle-income countries. / UNESCO

Last updated: 21 July 2021