The ratio of elderly to working-age adults has been pretty stable for the last twenty years (about 160 to 1000), according to JDC’s macroeconomic research institute, the
But in the next twenty years, the ratio is going to increase by forty percent
(!), reaching 230 elderly for every 1000 working-age citizens. Taub Center
What does this mean? A massive strain on funding elderly-care, increasing poverty, a need for elderly-employment, and more.
And we need to start thinking about this now.