Jung modeled in his own life what he advocated in his essays. He lived zestfully, consciously, purposefully until he died. His ideas live on, inspiring us to recognize the myriad potentials in later life and offering a much more positive and enriching view of aging than that of contemporary American culture. Jung invites the older person to savor the enjoyments of life’s “afternoon,” and doing so, he presents us with the prospect of a happier, more fulfilling future regardless of our chronological age.
Willynilly, the aging person prepares himself for death. That is why I think that nature herself is already preparing for the end. … It is just as neurotic in old age not to focus upon the goal of death as it is in youth to repress fantasies which have to do with the future.
Introduction The purpose of this paper is to bring greater awareness of important aspects of the growing population of elderly – that is, people 65 years of age and older with a developmental disability.
Ever since Paul Ehrlich's and related books began appearing in the 1960s, many have worried about a population explosion on Earth. Yet even as populations have exploded in many parts of the developing world, they have begun to implode in many industrialized countries. Here, Paul Hewitt, deputy commissioner for policy at the Social Security Administration and former director of the Center for Strategic and International Studies' Global Aging Initiative, talks about how rapidly aging populations in places like Japan and most European countries could begin to destabilize the global economy.
Population aging is one of the most important demographic features that has come into prominence in the twenty-first century. In general, longevity has increased while fertility has declined resulting in an increase in the proportion of the older people. Aging of the population affects all aspects of the society including health, social security, education, socio-cultural activities, family life and the labor market. Regarding the latter, a decline in the young population of working age lowers the labour force participation rate, leading to a rise in the proportion of retired people. While governments in both developing and developed countries primarily focus on the negative effects of this for socio- demographic development, they have often also considered how such labour shortages can be mitigated by increasing the retirement age. Regarding care of the elderly, if fertility continues decreasing then this will inevitably lead to a lack of care workers, both paid and unpaid, especially, for elderly people. The social and economic provision of care still creates gender dilemmas for societies by narrowing the range of employment opportunities for women. As caring responsibilities are in general better fulfilled by women, high demand for paid care workers will increase women’s participation in the labor market in place of their role as unpaid care workers in the household. This paper analyzes possible changes in several variables, including labour force participation, the pension system, retirement age and labour supply. It places special emphasis on a variety of demographic and policy forces that are vitally important for evaluating the impact of population aging on economic growth. It also considers the implications of these developments for closing the gender gap in pension provision. It ends by offering some policy options aimed at forming the active policies that are essential for coping with the world’s rapidly increasing number of older people.
Where will this money go? A lot of it will go to the emerging markets, where working-age populations are very large and where productivity is very low, and where infusions of capital and technology can generate huge returns. The win-win situation is that our pension money will help these emerging-market countries grow. At the same time, we will be able to get a little bit of that back in the form of remittances and have good returns on our investments.
Well, I was referring to the fact that our median age is not projected to rise very much over the next 50 years. It is our lack of aging that makes the United States "the island of tranquility in a turbulent demographic sea." But this doesn't mean we won't have huge demographic issues to deal with. No other developed country will see as large a percentage increase in the elder population as the United States, because our baby boom was larger than anybody else's. Yet we will continue to have lots and lots of young people to support them. Not enough to keep Social Security solvent, but certainly enough to make us relatively young compared to the other developed countries.
At the height of the boom, Canadian women were averaging four children each which explains why today that the Canadian population is approximately one-third boomers....
I think we have to worry a great deal about aging in America. Our pension problems are potentially just as great as Europe's. Their pension crises are being driven by a dearth of children and, of course, future workers. America's population is increasing fairly dramatically, and we will see our working-age population increase as well over the next 50 years. But our senior population, as we baby boomers age, will truly explode. I think this will become a major problem if we don't get our hands around the financial implications of that shift.
Rising costs, an aging population, and economic disparity are three key underlying issues that have forced the UK health care system to focus on these delivery improvements....
Our population growth is going to be about 1 percent a year, which is pretty much what it's been over the last half-century. This is a society that believes very much in growth. Our economy works like a bicycle: if it's not going forward, it's not going to do very well.
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Population growth makes a big difference. Let me give you an example. Let's assume that all of the industrial countries have worker productivity grow by 1 percent a year. In 50 years, Italy's economy will be 21 percent larger, Japan's will be 36 percent larger, America's will be 300 percent larger. This difference is all the result of different rates of labor force growth.