This post by the Jane Scobie, Director of Communication and Advocacy at Help Age International provides an overview of the 2014 Global AgeWatch Index. This blog is part of the Wikiprogress series on ‘Engaging Citizens with Well-being Statistics’.
What happens to people when they get to 60?
It's a little discussed subject. Data broken down by age is limited, but bringing together what is available from the UN, World Bank and Gallup gives us a snapshot of what is happening to older people now and how we can change things for the better.
New questions and insights
- What makes China and Bangladesh rank higher than India?
- Why does Bolivia do so well in comparison? Why is Turkey, a country with high economic growth, so far behind Mexico?
- What are the emerging issues facing governments at the top of the Index, Norway, Finland, Ireland and Argentina, where populations aged 60 plus make up between 15% and 26% of the total?
Global postcode lottery
This blog first appeared on the Global AgeWatch Index site,