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
ZeroHedge.com
11/24/2012

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.

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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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