Recall the massive change in job outlook(s) back in the Post WWII days as the Baby Boom was occurring. Doctors were switching from Gerontology to OB/GYN and then Pediatrics. Schools of Education were exploding with growth as many saw the teaching field expand from vocation to profession. The housing industry flourished, with baby-sitters became a necessity and so on.
Now we are seeing a major reversal as the population ages. There is a serious problem however. The current productive resources base (labor, debt and equity capital, entrepreneurship and land) must support the entire population. If the retirees have saved and accumulated significant wealth in pensions, etc., there must be a transfer from those productive resources currently employed to those becoming retirees and not actively engaged in the production process – other than as capitalists supplying their retirement assets. Even here, if the retirees desire to dis-accumulate their wealth to raise their material level of goods and services, it is up to the active resource base and the public, participating in the production process, to buy the assets and pay the taxes to support such programs as Social Security and Medicare. Consider the burden of illegal immigrants into this country. The pressure is great to give them the same rights and benefits as those who legally migrated. States like Arizona and California are reeling under the fiscal burdens to do so. You can argue until Hell freezes over about the moral merits and demerits of doing so. The emerging picture is clear. It points to the consequences of ‘doing so’ and the ever-increasing strain on the already near-bankrupt state and local governments.
There are some advantages which convey us that over-population is strength for world but there are many reasons due to which it is weakness for the world....
Telemental Health and/or Telemedicine will also improve communication and collaboration with a team of healthcare providers such as rural clinic nurses and primary care physicians while giving the rural geriatric population access to a much needed health service....
Overpopulation isn't just population density (amount of people per landmass). Overpopulation applies much more so to the number of people in an area exceeding the resources and the of the environment necessary to sustain human activities. So much focus is placed on the rapid population growth in third world countries. However, when we compare lifestyles of the rich countries vs. the poor countries, the rich countries are a much greater problem. For example, Americans constitute less than five percent of the world's total population, but consume 26% of the world's energy. Just as much as the population size, we need to consider the resources consumed by each person, and the damage done by technologies used to supply them. Overpopulation is when the number of people can not be permanently maintained without depleting resources and without degrading the environment and the people's standard of living. Because we are rapidly using up resources around the world, virtually all nations are overpopulated. This applies even more so to the rich nations. As we use up the resources, the earth's continues to decrease.
It is happening at the worst of times, in the midst of the economic and financial malaise now being termed the Great Recession. The pressure on government will rapidly mount to provide for the senior citizens, an age group that is less able to cope for themselves. If the pattern of increasing government involvement for the low income members of our population is indicative of what will happen in the area of government intervention into senior citizen welfare concerns (such as Medicare), a flood of programs will begin to flow from the federal and state legislatures that will swamp an already over-burdened municipal governments. The stupidity of such programs as 30 years of work and out combined with increasing longevity will become very clear.
When the experience of these events and the resulting challenges do become clear, consumer spending may take a serious hit as the public begins to realize that retirement’s ‘golden years’, are ONLY gold if the retirees have accumulated enough wealth to see them through and they can afford reasonable health care.
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.
They have successfully controlled their population growth which population transition from high birth rate to low birth rates in a short period of time.