The aging population and increasing life span are predicted to change the world's economy. It is predicted that by 2018, those over the age of 65 will overpopulate those under the age of 5. With this increase in the elderly population it is important to acknowledge that real economic power in this age group. This changing demographic will reshape the economy for decades to come. To read more about the influence the aging population has on the economy, investments, and policy click here.