Aging Populations - Overcoming the challenges of a world with a depleted workforce and elderly populace

Aging Populations - Overcoming the challenges of a world with a depleted workforce and elderly populace

  • May 2017 •
  • 38 pages •
  • Report ID: 4939902 •
  • Format: PDF
Aging Populations - Overcoming the challenges of a world with a depleted workforce and elderly populace

Summary
The world’s population is growing old and some of the world’s most powerful economies are due to experience catastrophic social change as a result. The need of older people is going to be one of the hot topics of the next few decades as many countries will have to adapt their healthcare systems, technology investment and pension schemes to cope with this new population of older people.

Key Highlights
- The global population is getting older, presenting significant challenges to governments to fund social care, pensions and healthcare. More and more of the economic output is now absorbed by the needs of the elderly population.
- A greater degree of healthcare spending is now invested into old age care. Finding better ways to fund care, reducing drug expenditure and refocusing pharmaceutical research towards more effective treatment is now essential.
- Technology developed to ensure elderly people can stay in their homes is now essential to future care and constitute potentially massive savings for the healthcare system. New business opportunities to take care of modern needs caused by an aging population are now opening up.

Scope
- Examines the likely impact an aging population has and the need for reform.
- Looks at the impact of an aging population on economic performance with regards to funding old age care.
- Assessing the problems of an aging population relating to funding pensions and the economic impact
- Looks at how technology is changing to cater for elderly care in the home.

Reasons to buy
- What is the effect of an aging population on social care, pensions and healthcare?
- What is the economic impact of aging and illness as the population ages?
- What are the problems of funding pension systems around the world?
- How can technology work to allow elderly people to stay in their homes rather than entering the healthcare system?
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