Calestous Juma on preparing to care for a growing elderly population

Why We Need Innovation To Prepare For The Global Aging Society
October 3, 2012
Commentary by: Calestous Juma, director of the Center’s Science, Technology, and Globalization Project; principal investigator, Agricultural Innovation in Africa; member of the Belfer Center Board of Directors
Topic: Preparing to care for a growing elderly population

“A startling new United Nations Population Fund report projects that in 2050 there will be more people over the age of 60 than those under 15. …

These numbers suggest that the elderly will soon become a major burden on society. The challenge, however, is finding ways that turn the elderly into an asset by seeing them as sources of innovation.”

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