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Challenging opportunity for aging population

  • Robert Fletcher

Jakarta | Sat, July 2 2011 | 08:00 am

PREMIUM The world is aging rapidly. By 2040, the global population aged 65 and older is expected to reach 1.3 billion, more than double the size of 530 million in 2010 (Source: US Census Bureau International Database, March 2010).

An aging population will result in a severe shortage of labor and falling output, as well as spiraling health care costs, all of which will have profound and enduring ec...