For a longer treatment of global aging and related topics:


Kinsella, Kevin and Wan He. An Aging World: 2008. Washington, DC: US Census Bureau,International Population Reports, P95/09-1, US Government Printing Office, 2009. Available online here.

George Magnus. The Age of Aging. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2009.

Peter G. Peterson. Gray Dawn: How the Coming Age Wave Will Transform America – and the World. New York: Times Books, 1999.


Richard Jackson and Neil Howe. The Graying of the Great Powers: Demography and Geopolitics in the 21st Century Washington, D.C. Center for Strategic & International Studies, 2008.

Richard Cincotta, Robert Engelman, and Daniele Anastasion. The Security Demographic: Population and Civil Conflict After the Cold War. Washington, D.C. Population Action International, 2003.


John B. Shoven and George P. Shultz. Putting Our House in Order: A Guide to Social Security and Health Care Reform New York: W.W. Norton, 2008.

Peter G. Peterson. Will America Grow Up Before it Grows Old: How the Coming Social Security Crisis Threatens You, Your Family, and Your Country. New York: Random House, 1996.


Current Status of the Social Situation, Well-Being, Participation in Development and Rights of Older Persons Worldwide, Department of Economic and Social Affairs Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. New York: United Nations, 2011. Download

Shripad Tuljapurkar. Population, Resources and Development: Riding the Age Waves – Volumes 1-3. Mary Robinson et al. eds.

Global Health and Global Aging. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2007.

Ronald Lee. Global Population Aging and its Economic Consequences. Washington, D.C.: AEI Press, 2007.


Kenneth W. Gronbach. The Age Curve: How to Profit from the Coming Demographic Storm. New York: American Management Association, 2008.