A Quarter Of The Population Will Be 60 And Over By 2050 Says UN Report

The number of people 60 years of age and older may nearly triple to 2 billion by 2050, accounting for nearly a quarter of the expected 9.2 billion global population, a U.N. report warned on Tuesday. The report said the

By None

The number of people 60 years of age and older may nearly triple to 2 billion by 2050, accounting for nearly a quarter of the expected 9.2 billion global population, a U.N. report warned on Tuesday.

The report said the prevailing trend of people not having enough babies to replace people dying would continue in the developed countries, while fertility in the least developed nations would decline but still remain higher than the rest of the world.

“Virtually all population growth is occurring in the less developed regions and especially in the group of 50 least developed countries, many of which still have relatively youthful populations which are expected to age only moderately over the foreseeable future,” says the report.

“Among the rest of the developing countries, rapid population ageing is forecast.”

«