Last Sunday The New York Times Magazine featured an article on global demographics, describing the birth rates in various countries and regions around the world. None of this information is new to those of us in the ageing field but it is good to see that the mainstream press is starting to look seriously at this issue.

As we’ve noted many times in our Global Ageing Network Blog, global ageing will be the defining demographic event of this century and will impact the world in many ways – financial systems, retirement, workforce and even climate change. The NYTimes is a good conversation starter – Let’s keep it going.