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Keywords:

  • demographic change;
  • economic growth;
  • fertility;
  • life expectancy;
  • world population

This article examines global demographic trends to 2030, with a particular focus on projections for the world's major economies. All else held constant, ageing populations imply slower rates of economic development for Western Societies. However, a number of policy options are available to counteract the impact of demographic change.