Anheuser-Busch Briefing Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
1615 H St NW, Washington, D.C.
Registration and Breakfast: 8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
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Throughout the world, people are realizing the blessings and curses of living longer lives. So it is with economies as well. Based on recent estimates, the median age in many countries will have risen by over 15 years from 1980 to 2050. Canada, for instance, is expected to go from a median age of 29.2 to 45.3. The improvements in life expectency that this fact reflects are unprecedented in world history.
"Older workers bring to their businesses a set of robust networks and expertise built up over time."
Michael Hendrix does a nice job outlining some of the problems we face with a global population that is aging rapidly. And I can’t say enough good things about the work of NCF fellows Ted Fishman and Joel Kotkin on aging and demographic shifts.
But let me suggest some potential upside in our aging world.