Greying populations: an issue for the ages
The world’s population is set to age significantly thanks to falling birth rates and rising life expectancy. Where does Ireland fit into this picture, and what will it mean for our future as a society and an economy?
U2, Italia 90, Paddywood, Roddy Doyle, the regeneration of Temple Bar – in the 1990s, Ireland didn’t just thrum with dynamism and promise, it was officially brimming with youthful energy too. For decades, it was one of the youngest countries in Europe. In 1990, it held the distinction of having a population with a median age of 29, as well as the lowest proportion of over-65s in the EU.
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