According to the Global AgeWatch index, which ranks 96 countries around the world, the U.S. is 8th in “overall welfare and well-being” for seniors aged 65 and old. Newsmax looked at several studies, and the results are interesting. Overall health for seniors isn’t nearly as good, with overall heath and expected longevity both coming in at 25. In the previous year’s study, the results were nearly identical, and the Washington Post claimed that meant that the U.S. “is a great place to be elderly”. What do you think? 8th overall, but 25th in health and longevity — is that great?
Following up on the previous blog about the relationship between Millennials and Baby Boomers, this review of the book by Diana Furchtgott-Roth and Jared Meyer seems particularly apropos. Largely a rant against “progressive overreach”, the review is particularly interesting, because coming from The American Spectator, it does a good job at coming at the obvious politics of the book from the other direction. So, whichever side of the spectrum you’re on, reading the article will give you good counterbalance to the book itself.
It had to happen some day, and it appears that day is today. Millennials now officially outnumber Baby Boomers. But that’s not nearly as interesting as where you outnumber them. To the surprise of absolutely no one, Florida is the home of the highest percentage of people over the age of 65. But would you have guessed that Maine is second highest? MarketWatch distills lots of great statistics like this from a recent government report.