Japan’s Population Now So Old That Sales Of Adult Diapers Exceed Those For Babies

Sunday, November 25, 2012
By Paul Martin

by George Washington

As we noted in 2009, Japan has an incredibly old population … which will put an increasingly heavy burden on the economy:

Franco Modigliani won the Nobel Prize in Economics 1985, partly for his “life cycle hypothesis“, which states that spending and savings patterns are predictable and largely a function of age demographics. In other words, Modigliani’s hypothesis is basically that age demographics largely determine the health and robustness of an economy.


Specifically … the basic health of any country’s economy is largely driven by the number of its citizens who are in their peak spending years.

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