As Nations Age, a Chance for Younger Nations (New York Times)

by , under All categories, Enrique

Here is a very interesting article published today in the New York Times of how rapidly industrialized nations are aging. For the sake of comparison, Statistics Finland forecasts that 27% of our population will be over 65 years by 2040 from 17% in 2009.

YOU MAY KNOW that the world’s population is aging — that the number of older people is expanding faster than the number of young — but you probably don’t realize how fast this is happening. Right now, the world is evenly divided between those under 28 and those over 28. By midcentury, the median age will have risen to 40. The read on click here.

Marvin Orellana/New York Times

  1. Tiwaz

    Simple word:


    Young countries have a chance? As if. Reality is that countries where society is unable to make itself strong, unified and stable there will be no hope for bright future.

    This statistical glitch will correct itself, and young nations with “multicultural” society will still remain hellholes of misery and poverty.

    Because their society lacks cohesion for unified push in one direction, instead wasting their resources in petty issues.

  2. Prometo

    Hi Enrique, Why don’t you have this blog in Finnish? I am afraid to say that you are perpetuating the belief that Finnish is an ethnic tribal language that does not belong to the outside world. If you were to write in Finnish for a Finnish (both ethnic Finn and new Finn) your words would have a lot more power.

    • Enrique

      Hi Prometo, good question. Maybe it would be a good idea to have a mix of English and Finnish. Possibly getting a website and offering readers the chance to comment in both languages could be a good idea. Thanks for the suggestion.