WHO: Old people in Europe will outnumber young people in 2024

WHO presented a disappointing forecast for Europe in a report published on the organization's website. Experts believe that next year there will be more elderly people in the region than young people.

WHO estimates that in 2024 the number of people over 65 years of age in the European Region will exceed the number of those under 15 years of age
- the document says.

This, according to representatives of the organization, will lead to new social and economic problems, as well as to a complex health situation that requires a “focus on healthy aging.” In particular, experts note, the long-term consequences of the current situation will be problems with pensions and the provision of medical care.

For governments, politicians, enterprises, the reduction in the working population and the increase in pensioners also have far-reaching consequences and will ultimately lead to “problems with pensions.” By 2050, according to WHO forecasts, the number of people aged 65 years will already be a quarter more than those who are 25 years old.

It was previously reported that the decline in prosperity in Europe, according to the Wall Street Journal, is not far away. This is due to a number of reasons. In Europe, the population is aging faster, and Europeans want more free time (almost half of German healthcare employees work only 30 hours a week).
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  1. Rhetorical Rita Offline Rhetorical Rita
    Rhetorical Rita (Rhetorical Rita) 11 October 2023 12: 44
    The conclusions are not entirely correct. Long life expectancy is good. This indicates a good standard of living, developed medicine, etc. There will be no problems with pensions. The fact is that the main part of pension payments there is not “social” for bread and water, but from the funded system. People start saving for their retirement at a young age. Then this is enough for them to live a good life and travel around the world. With "social" a problem may arise, but not a fact. After all, people remain active and healthy for a long time, continuing to work. But in Europe you cannot work and receive a pension at the same time. So we're leaving...
    1. anclevalico Offline anclevalico
      anclevalico (Victor) 16 October 2023 15: 06
      It’s not enough to save; we need to prevent devaluation from turning these accumulations into toilet paper, which regularly happens with the ruble.