The government has announced a raft of measures in the federal budget set to help Australia’s older employees with careers in the modern workforce. “Australians are now expected to live almost 10 years longer than they were 50 years ago, with our life expectancy now the fifth highest in the […]
A research paper from the Bank of Japan argues ageing demographics will help underpin global bond demand. Japan’s ageing demographics have contributed to almost half of the 6.4% fall in inflation-adjusted interest rates over the past 50 years . The Japan example is noteworthy, given the structural shift underway in […]
“Blue zones” are areas of the world where people live considerably longer lives. On these territories we can find octogenarians, nonagenarians and many centenarians, and even some supercentenarians (people who have reached the age of 110). These regions were named “blue zones” after the Belgian demographer Michel Poulain and the […]
It’s no secret that the world’s developed countries have cashed up, ageing populations. One possible beneficiary? The luxury goods market. In a research note on ageing populations in developed countries, Societe Generale has selected a list of 40 companies with metrics based on historical performance relative to GDP growth and […]
The world’s population is ageing, and the retirement age is already trending up. Research by Societe Generale (SocGen) shows that the retirement age in OECD companies bucked a 35 year downward trend in 2005. It’s been climbing ever since: According to SocGen, the effective 1.6 year increase over the last […]
Labour participation falls.