A Global Demographic Time Bomb

A shocking report released at the World Economic Forum lays out how aging and falling populations could slam world growth

It's no secret that demographic trends are working against the U.S., Japan, and Europe. But just how badly the combined effects of slower labor-force growth and aging populations could undermine long-term economic growth is underscored -- to shocking effect -- in a major new study by the World Economic Forum in partnership with consulting firm Watson Wyatt Worldwide.

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