How Old Are Most People in Your Country?

Age

27%, or 27 out of every 100 people in Mongolia, are aged 14 or under. That means that you would see lots of children and that Mongolia needs a lot of schools, playgrounds, and other things that children use.

Only 4 out of every 100 people in Mongolia are aged 65 or older. That means that there are not many older people who need special medical care or help taking care of themselves when they become too old to be able to work to earn money.

Age Matters: Some Puzzles

Countries where most people are young need to spend their money on things that young people need: schools, for example.

Countries where most people are older need to spend their money on things that older people need. What might those be?

Which countries have a large percentage of children? Which have a large percentage of older people? Why would a country have very few older people or a lot of older people?

Which countries is Mongolia most similar to? What does that tell you about the trait of countries that have a lot of children and very few older people?

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