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Inside Story: How to cope with an ageing planet?

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An ageing population can drag down the economy. Governments have to spend more on pensions and healthcare, while revenue from income taxes decreases. The United States, Europe and Australia have high proportions of older people. But Japan has by far the highest, with more than 30 percent of the population over the age of 60. So, what are these governments doing to deal with the problem? And are they doing enough?