By 2050, the world's population aged 60 years and older is expected to total 2 billion
Ageing and health
People worldwide are living longer. Today, for the first time in history, most people can expect to live into their sixties and beyond. By 2050, the world's population aged 60 years and older is expected to total 2 billion, up from 900 million in 2015. Today, 125 million people are aged 80 years or older.
By 2035 More older adults than Children in US
The Graying of America: More Older Adults Than Kids by 2035
The U.S. Joins Other Countries With Large Aging Populations *REVISED SEPT. 6, 2018 AND OCT. 8, 2019* Note: The 2017 National Population Projections were revised after their original release date March 13 to correct an error in the calculation of infant mortality rates.
In-Home Care - $400 Billon to Expand Access
The plan also includes $400 billion to expand access to caregiving for those who are older and those with disabilities, and to improve pay and benefits for caregivers.
The goal: Broadens the traditional definition of “infrastructure” to include the provision of in-home care. From an economic standpoint, administration officials say, it is as much about the workers providing that care as it is about the patients. The money would help those workers, disproportionately women of color and low-paid, to earn more.
What's in Biden's Infrastructure Plan?
President Biden on Wednesday released his $2 trillion plan to shore up the nation's infrastructure and create jobs. The sprawling proposal would be paid for with 15 years of higher taxes on corporations. Here's how the spending breaks down: Among the proposals: Modernize 20,000 miles of highways and roads; repair 10,000 bridges; and, by 2030, build a network of 500,000 electric vehicle chargers.