Editor’s note: This article is part of a year-long project about aging well, planning for the changes that aging brings and shaping how society thinks about aging.
Americans are living longer than ever. In 1900, people aged 65 and older composed just over 4 percent of the U.S. population. By 2050, they will make up more than 20 percent. The economic ramifications of our growing aging population are hard to overstate.
MPH@GW, the online master of public health program from the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University, recently published this infographic that helps illustrate the financial impact of America’s aging demographic.