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By 2050, there will be more than 2 billion people aged 60 or over. The age of a population provides a glimpse towards the economic and healthcare trends challenges in their future. We used data from the UN’s World Population Prospects to show how aging trends have changed over the last 60 years, and how they’re predicted to shift in the next 40.

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Founded in 2010 by Ben Fry, Fathom Information Design works with clients to understand complex data through interactive tools and software for mobile devices, the web, and large format installations. Out of its studio in Boston, Fathom partners with Fortune 500s and non-profit organizations across sectors, including health care, education, financial services, media, technology, and consumer products.

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