10/07/2013 09:36 am ET

Nations Struggle To Find Ways To Support Growing Elderly Population


The United States isn’t the only country whose population is graying.

The world around us is also aging — and doing it so fast that most countries aren’t prepared to support the swelling numbers of the elderly.

That’s the conclusion of a recent report by the U.N. and the Global AgeWatch Index, the first-ever overview of the well-being of older people around the world.

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