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Some countries are getting old. Others are staying young — and getting much bigger.
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A cool look at the DTM and population pyramids
Read the article and review the GIF image data. Think of these as non-gender specific population pyramids. How would you explain the growth in our older population age ranges 50+? Why such a growth in older people and a decline in younger people?
There are many countries that are growing old. The United States of America isn't as much as Japan. Japan must have a low fertility rate because there are more elders. There are some countries that are not getting older Like Nigeria. Nigeria has a very high fertility rate, and children are a huge share of the people in those countries.
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Its clear that Japan is overpopulating. People are living long lives in a big country like Japan and people just keep reproducing. The Japense minister in my opion is very wrong here. A minister should never wish deaths upon his people.
As populations age and the younger generations have less children the burden of government to provide care for the elderly becomes a big issue. In countries where the government pays for their health care this will only become a bigger issue. When the needs of the old and the needs of the young become a conflict what is a country to do? These issues will only increase as the birth rates of developed countries declines.