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It is true that people in industrialized nations can expect to live longer than ever before. Although there will undoubtedly be some negative consequences of this trend, societies can take steps to mitigate these potential problems.

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In the developed world, average life expectancy is increasing. What problems will this causefor individuals and society? Suggest some measures that could be taken to reduce the impactof ageing populations.It is true that people in industrialized nations can expect to live longer than ever before. Althoughthere will undoubtedly be some negative consequences of this trend, societies can take steps tomitigate these potential problems.As people live longer and the populations of developed countries grow older, several relatedproblems can be anticipated. The main issue is that there will obviously be more people ofretirement age who will be eligible to receive a pension. The proportion of younger, workingadults will be smaller, and governments will therefore receive less money in taxes in relation tothe size of the population. In other words, an ageing population will mean a greater tax burdenfor working adults. Further pressures will include a rise in the demand for healthcare, and thefact young adults will increasingly have to look after their elderly relatives.There are several actions that governments could take to solve the problems described above.Firstly, a simple solution would be to increase the retirement age for working adults, perhapsfrom 65 to 70. Nowadays, people of this age tend to be healthy enough to continue a productiveworking life. A second measure would be for governments to encourage immigration in order toincrease the number of working adult

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