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Polishing Japan’s Silver: Aging Sustainably in the 21st Century (An Abe Global 2022 Event)

January 28 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

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Harvard Pop Center faculty affiliate Mary Brinton is chairing this webinar that features four other panelists…

Across the world, societies are struggling to design sustainable policies for their aging populations. In much of the developed world, an increasing share of the population is over 60. In Japan, which has long been viewed as the pioneer “super-aging” society, nearly 30% of the population is now over 65. Individuals are living much longer lives due to improvements in nutrition and health care, while evolving lifestyles and shifting socio-economic conditions have kept birth rates at historic lows. The combination has produced a crisis in the social welfare systems which provide financial and care support for older citizens. The result has been increased unpaid labor for carers, elder work-force participation, and healthcare spending. A roundtable of five Abe Fellows will discuss these issues, share stories from their research, and examine potential policies for end-of-life care and an aging global society.

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