U.S. Corners Global Centenarian Market

I found these three Worldmapper chloropleths striking. Remember, in this sort of map country sizes change depending on the relevant measured variable – in this case, population.

First, the world’s population by country in 2002:

pop

Next, the world population by country if you only count the children:

children

Finally, the world population if you only count centenarians. The U.S. balloons, as does Western Europe and Japan.

aged

In case you’re curious, here’s the full presentation deck from which this came:

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