One way of understanding the present and future challenges a society is facing is to look at their demographic and an interesting method of presenting this information is in the form of a population pyramid.
According to ‘The World Factbook’ which is information gathered by America’s CIA, the population pyramid, related to age, for Sweden looks as above.
In a socialised society like Sweden, this picture can tell us several things:
- Women in Sweden seem to live longer than men.
- There are more men than women in their 20’s in Sweden. So if you are attracted to men, Sweden could be a great place to visit!
- For the last 10 years there has been an increase in births in Sweden. This is good as these citizens are future workers whose tax contributions will support the pressured welfare state!
- A potential problem may arise for Sweden in 10-15 years when the largest population group (currently 50-54) will retire and start taking out their pensions. A smaller group of workers will be left to support the growing number of pensioners. This suggests birth rates and immigration need to increase!
Any other conclusions you can draw from this information?
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