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Dear Reader,

(including all its subsidiary (and/or sister) pages on "coombs.anu.edu.au" server) has permanently ceased its publishing operations on Friday 21st January 2011.

All of the online resources reported here have been thoroughly checked at the time of their listing. However, it is possible that, with the with the passage of time, many of the originally reported materials might have been removed from the Internet, or changed their online address, or varied the scope and quality of their contents.

Fortunately, in several cases it is possible to access many of the older versions of the resources listed in the MONITOR. This can be easily done via the free services of the "The Internet Archive" http://web.archive.org/, a remarkable brainchild of Brewster Kahle, San Francisco, CA.

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Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

24 October 2008

Global Aging Initiative (GAI) [Demographic shifts in Japan, China, and Korea]


24 Oct 2008

Global Aging Initiative (GAI)

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington, DC, US.

"GAI remains optimistic that informed leaders and voters will confront the challenge of global aging. But it also warns that the problem is worse than is generally supposed - and that the time for corrective action is running out.
What is Global Aging? For most of human history, until about a century ago, the elderly (people aged 65 and over) never amounted to more than 2 or 3 percent of the population. Today, in the developed world, they amount to 15 percent. By the year 2030, they will be around 25 percent. As recently as 1980, the median age of the oldest society on earth (Sweden) was 36. By the year 2030, the median age of the entire developed world is projected to be 45. In Japan and much of southern and eastern Europe, it will be over 50. As a whole, the developing world will remain much younger for the foreseeable future. Yet it too is aging - hence the term 'global aging.' Several major countries in East Asia and Latin America, including China, South Korea, and Mexico are projected to reach developed-world levels of old-age dependency by the middle of the century."

Site contents:
* Research Agenda [from 2007 onwards, including: The Graying of the Middle Kingdom Revisited, Human Resources in an Aging World, Demography and Financial Markets, Demography and Globalization - ed.]; * GAI Events; * GAI Publications; * GAI News; * GAI Staff; * The Commission on Global Aging; * GAI Mailing List; * Projects (The Global Aging Forum, The CSIS Aging Vulnerability Index Project, Demographics and Human Capital Development in Mexico, Future of U.S. Immigration, Demographics and Geopolitics in the 21st Century); * Quick Links;
* [Reports] (Several reports and studies, including:
# The Graying of the Great Powers: Demography and Geopolitics in the 21st Century (CSIS, 2008)
# The Aging of Korea: Demographics and Retirement Policy in the Land of the Morning Calm (CSIS and MetLife, 2007)
# Preparing for China's Aging Challenge: The Demographics and Economics of Retirement Policy in the 21st Century (CSIS, 2005)
[http://www.csis.org/index.php?option=com_csis_pubs&task=view&id=885], and
# The Graying of the Middle Kingdom: The Demographics and Economics of Retirement Policy in China (CSIS and Prudential Foundation, 2004)

["(CSIS) [est. 1962] provides strategic insights and policy solutions to decisionmakers in government, international institutions, the private sector, and civil society. A bipartisan, nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, DC, CSIS conducts research and analysis and develops policy initiatives that look into the future and anticipate change."]

URL http://www.csis.org/gai/

Internet Archive http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.csis.org/gai/

Link reported by: T. Matthew Ciolek (tmciolek--at--coombs.anu.edu.au)

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