GTFS: Global Trends and Future Scenarios Index

Global Aging and the Crisis of the 2020s


This article appeared in the January 2011 edition of Current History, Volume 10, Issue 732.

In “Global Aging and the Crisis of the 2020s,” authors Neil Howe and Richard Jackson discuss the phenomenon of global aging, an “ominous new conjecture of demographic trends.” What are the implications of the impending rapid aging and population decline in developed countries and the burgeoning youth populations in developing nations?