According to the United Nations, 11% of the world's current population is over 60 years old. In this programme Alice and Abdu talk about the increase in the number of older people and what this will mean for pensions in the future.
This week's question:
What percentage (%) of the world's population will be over 60 in 2050?
Listen out for the answer in the programme.
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money regularly paid to a person by a company or government after he or she is too old or too ill to continue working
age at which a person usually stops working. In the UK it is often when someone has reached an age between 60 and 65
old-aged pensioner, a person who has retired and collects his or her pension
- senior citizen
American English phrase for old-aged pensioner
- in retirement
time in life when an older person has stopped working
- to live on
to have a comfortable quality of life
- generational injustice
where one generation (people born at about the same time as each other) has done something which leads to unfair treatment for another generation
study of the changes or trends in the number of births, deaths and diseases in a community