Posts Tagged ‘aging populations’

  • Retailers slow down escalators for the elderly.

    Growing Old in Japan

    Nov 27, 12 • 501 Views • UncategorizedNo Comments

    If people over 60 are your biggest spenders, then how do retailers respond? For starters, they slow down the escalators. In Japan, with people over 60 doing 44 percent of the spending, and with those over 65, 23.3% of the entire population, merchants are

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    Old and Young States

    May 31, 11 • 211 Views • Demand, Supply, and Markets, Economic Debates, Government, Households, InnovationNo Comments

    Maine is an old state. At 42.7, the median age of Maine’s population is the highest in the U.S. The youngest state is Utah (large families and many children), with a median age of 29.2. Other “young states” include Texas and Alaska. And,