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10 facts on ageing and the life course

Barton and Namale, with their grandson.
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By 2050, 80% of older people will live in low- and middle-income countries

Chile, China and the Islamic Republic of Iran will have a greater proportion of older people than the United States of America. The number of older people in Africa will grow from 54 million to 213 million.

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