Where the World’s Young People Live [theatlantic.com]
Youth populations, at least as a percentage of total population, are shriveling in the United States and many European and Asian nations, while ballooning in regions such as South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Consider two extremes that appear in the graphics below: Fifty percent of Niger’s population is under 14, while 13 percent of Japan’s is.
There’s good reason to feel ambivalent about these developments. Aging populations are usually a product of longer life expectancy and lower birth rates, which in turn result from improvements in health care and family planning. But in these countries, fewer working-age people can translate into slower economic growth and severe strain on social-welfare services think Social Security in the U.S..
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