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Graying Germany

On track to become the world's "grayest" country, Germany is facing one of the world's biggest population of seniors. Read more about the consequences in this special DW-WORLD dossier.

Germany's older population is set to skyrocket over the next decades. Demographers forecast that by 2050, more than one in three Germans will be over 60 -- due to low birth rates and longer life spans.

While most European societies experience the same phenomenon, Germany is expected to become the country with the oldest population in the world.

Already, Germany is becoming a distinctly "gray" nation and the change is requiring changes in all aspects of life: Seniors need work, housing and even prisons, as this selection of DW-WORLD stories on the topic shows.

Click on the links below to find out more!

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