17 September 2010

7 Countries that Could Crash in Five Years
Street Authority - US
Japan serves as a prime example of the demographic time bomb. According to the United Nations' Population Division, Japanese households are having an average of 1.4 children (well below the 2.1 replacement rate), and when this is coupled with restrictive immigration policies, it has led to a steadily rising average age in Japan. Japan's life expectancy, already among the highest in the world at 83 years, could approach 90 in the next few decades, according to the U.N. (16 September 2010)

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