“No other country in the world is experiencing population aging on the same scale as China. The United Nations projects that there will be 366 million older Chinese adults by 2050, which is substantially larger than the current total U.S. population (331 million). By that time, China’s share of adults ages 65 and older will have risen from just 12% to a projected 26%. This rapid population aging-driven by recent declines in fertility and mortality-raises concerns about the health and well-being of older Chinese adults and will create considerable challenges for the health care system.”
Read all about it in Issue #39 of Today’s Research on Aging from the Population Reference Bureau.
Aging and Health in China: What Can We Learn From the World’s Largest Population of Older People?