The world crossed an important threshold in 2018, when the number of older people (over sixty-four years old) surpassed the number of young children (under the age of five) for the first time ever. This section explores the shifting demographics from young to increasingly older populations worldwide and their social, economic, and health consequences.
Lessons From an Aging Asia
How will demographic shifts affect workforce, health care, gender equality, disaster response, and societal well-being?
The Growing Cancer Threat in Africa
Cancer mortality is increasing in sub-Saharan Africa, where the needed health care infrastructure is still lacking
Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number—Except When it Comes to Health
In some parts of the world, forty is the new seventy
High-Risk Populations for Severe COVID-19 Infections in the United States
About one quarter of the U.S. adult population could be considered high risk for severe COVID-19 infections