: Five statistical thresholds that will likely be breached in 2021
Author: Dan Kopf
Source: QUARTZ
Date: December 28, 2020
 
What will 2021 bring for the global economy? Projections from the United Nations (UN), International Monetary Fund (IMF), and World Trade Organization (WTO) say the following five things just might happen.
 
In 2021, the median human turn 31
 
The world is slowly getting older. Longer lifespans combined with falling fertility rates mean the world’s typical person gets a little older each year. In 2021, the global median is expected to hit 31 for the first time in recorded history, according to projections from the United Nations. An older world means a higher share of global spending on health care, and less on child care.
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