Winter 2016 / Issue 85

s+b Trend Watch: The Aging Workforce Is Pressuring Cities

Aging populations and slower birthrates are presenting challenges to cities around the world.

Aging populations and slowing birthrates are presenting challenges to cities around the world, and those problems are set to intensify, a new study of 30 major world cities shows. “Graying cities” pose a conflict between the shrinking coffers caused by fewer working-age people (i.e., taxpayers) and ever-higher pension draws and healthcare costs.

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