demographics

Will the IPOD Generation Ever Trust Financial Services?

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Economic Downturn Creates Asymmetric Generational Shock

by: Dick Stroud

What a great sounding title? Maybe it’s a tad pompous? What it means is that as the sky falls in and the economic and financial structure of the West disintegrates, the old and the young will be affected in very different ways. This is the first of my muses about this subject. To begin with I thought I would amass some factlets about Europe’s stressed-out 18-34 year olds.

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A Boomer Map

by: Dick Stroud

Thanks to Chuck Nyren for sending me this link to a map of my boomer future. Having looked at it I am not sure I want to go there.

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Where Have All the Children Gone?

by: Dick Stroud

If you ever want more evidence that organisations should be planning for an older world have a look at this chart. It is taken from a report (The Graying of the Great Powers: Demography and Geopolitics in the 21st Century - the CSIS Global Aging Initiative). Click here to read and listen to a summary of its findings.

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Germany's Ageing and Diminishing Population

by: Dick Stroud

I have already written about the double whammy of prolonged low birth rate and extending life expectancy that is changing the age-profile of Germany. If you haven’t already, then you should, read the FT article quoted in the blog posting.

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Germany Is in the 'Second Round' of the Ageing Process

by: Dick Stroud 

This article in the FT should still be available. If not it will only take a minute to register for free. It is worth the effort.

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Adage Is Becoming Boomer Friendly

by: Dick Stroud

A couple of years ago you would not have expected to have read this type of statement in AdAge.

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World Trend Map 2008

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Northern Europe’s Japan

by: Dick Stroud

There is an article in today’s FT titled: Baby boom retirement aftershock looms. The FT is a subscription service but you will be able to access it for the next couple of days.

Finland is on the leading edge of Europe's demographic shock.

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The world is getting older and older

by: Dick Stroud

The UN report (World Population Ageing 2007) has just been published. If you live in Europe and want a copy then you can order one from here.

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