2050: the share of people ages or older is expected to double

The 2014 Report talked about life cycle vulnerabilities to refer to those threats that individuals face across different stages of their life - rom infancy through youth, adulthood and old age. Poverty, social exclusion, illness, and many other factors contribute for instance to the vulnerability of older people (age 60 and above). The Report argued that particular forms of support are needed during key life transitions to preserve and enhance life capacities. This is particularly relevant for old age group as their number is expected to double to 15.5 percent of total population by 2050 as shown on the graph. Read more about these trends at the 2014 Human Development Report.

This graph was originally published on the 2014 Human Development Report, “Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience” – Page 69