By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Taiwan has surpassed Japan, the United States, the United Kingdom, and
other developed countries to become the world’s fastest aging nation this decade, reports said Monday.
According to statistics provided by the National Development Council (NDC), the number of senior citizens aged 65 and above currently stands at 2.86 million of the total population in Taiwan.
The council predicts the country will achieve ‘aged society’ status by 2018, which requires 14 percent of the population to be aged 65 or older. By 2025, the figure is expected to exceed the 20 percent mark, turning Taiwan to become a ‘super-aged society,’ where one in five citizens will be over 65. [FULL STORY]