The graying of Europe: How aging European populations will threaten living standards and prosperity

By Diana Farrell
The graying of Europe: How aging European populations will threaten living standards and prosperity

Without action Europe's rapidly aging population and the poor investment returns in many countries will cause a shortfall in savings and financial wealth, squeezing the amount of capital needed to fuel growth.

Without action Europe's rapidly aging population and the poor investment returns in many countries will cause a shortfall in savings and financial wealth, squeezing the amount of capital needed to fuel growth.

Because the rest of the developed world is experiencing similar aging trends, Europe cannot rely on inflows of foreign savings to make up for its domestic savings gap.

The challenge varies in different economies, but options are available. Europe needs to start working on them now.

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