Will We Have More Pandemic Babies?

When we look at Google word searches, at family planning surveys, and at past multi-year disasters, we can predict pandemic birth rates.

Why We Need a New Life Cycle Stage Called the “Young-Old”

Because the ageing population of people who are 65 and older has become more healthy and active, we need to recognize a “young-old” group.

Weekly Roundup: From Speed Eating to Slow Aging

Our everyday economics includes development, automation, taxes, fiscal policy, GDP, entitlements, entrepreneurs, negative externalities and environment.

When You Can Expect to Be Most Creative

Knowing about how and when creative people achieve optimal productivity is important because of the connection between human capital and economic growth.

Entitlement Spending: Aging Benefits

When you combine better health care with generous pensions you get (choose one):- – happy retirees – happy politicians – insufficiently funded national pension programs – the eurozone – the United States – other To select an answer let’s start…

Entitlements: A Baby Boomer Crisis?

The good news is that many of us are living longer. (Afterwards, we will look at the bad news.) A new study from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) tells us that in 2010 the average US woman…

Living Solo: Part 2

Soup and ready-made meals sales are soaring in Brazil. The reason is probably more singles. In the United Arab Emirates, if you are over 30 and female, there is a 60% chance you are unmarried. For Japan, 31.5% of all households…

Aging Populations

Just remember 4-2-1-whenever you think of Chinese demographics. 4 refers to 2 grandmas and 2 grandpas, 2 is their adult children and 1 is the next generation. The social fabric of China is shifting. In rural areas, the elderly population…

Babies and the Elderly

The beginning of life and the end of life are becoming more expensive. The number of premature babies in the U.S. has soared by 36% during the past 25 years. Caused partially by twins, triplets, (and more) from older mothers and…

Random Notes From Recent News

1. Among the U.N.’s 8 millennium goals for 2015, sustaining aging populations was not included. Why? 2. You might want to decide with whom you agree: WSJ‘s Daniel Henninger saying that “Capitalism Saved the Miners” or The Huffington Post with…