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CASE STUDY: UK's Ageing
Population

Background Info:
In 2008, the UK's population was estimated to be 61,399,118.
In 2006, there was a record 1.2 million people aged over
85.
Over the last 30 years the average life expectancy for men
has risen from 69 to 75, while for women it…

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look after them comes from the taxpayer, hence the UK has
high taxes.
Also, even with the current high taxes, many of the older
generation are still not receiving a suffient pension. In fact, in
2007, 1 in every 3 pensioners were living below the poverty
line and just 1…

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