Hey “young old.” Our time is here!

Hey, you may not have heard of this, but this is the decade of the “young old” person. That likely constitutes many of us, so we should be excited!

The year 2020 will mark the beginning of the decade of the yold, or the “young old”, as the Japanese call people aged between 65 and 75. The height of the baby boom, the period of high fertility in rich countries after the second world war, was 1955-60. The traditional retirement age is 65, and 2020-25 is 65 years later. One might therefore expect peak retirement for baby-boomers in the coming years—except that they are not retiring. By continuing to work, and staying socially engaged, the boomers, in their new guise as the young old, will change the world, as they have done several times before at different stages of their lives.

See more in this extensive article.

Content courtesy of The Economist.com


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