Ageing and Longevity

What fast-ageing countries such as China tell us about our economic future

Shifting demographics must now go hand-in-hand with policymaking - just ask China and Japan. Image: Reuters

Lauren Johnston

Research Associate, SOAS China Institute

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The Economic Demography Matrix: countries can be split into four distinct demographic profiles
The Economic Demography Matrix: countries can be split into four distinct demographic profiles Image: Lauren Johnston/World Bank
Understanding where a country lies in the matrix is a useful starting point for policymakers
Understanding where a country lies in the matrix is a useful starting point.
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