Retirement Demographics [CHARTS]

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 Retirement Demographics via Shane Obata

(US) workers per retiree:

1950: 7

2005: 5

2030: ~2.5

source: Chris Martenson


US population pyramids: 1900 vs. 2010:

*fewer workers, more dependents

source: Chris Martenson


Demographics 2 Population Retirement

US wealth held by age group – 2010:

* “the baby boomers are the wealthiest generation ever” – Chris Martenson

Demographics 3 Wealth age group

the 55+ age cohort added 4 million jobs from 2008 to 2013:

*because (not) retirement   ;)

source: Chris Martenson

Demographics 4 Employment

average net worth – 2010:

Millennial: got debt?

Gen-X: < $125,000*

Boomer: > $875,000

source: Chris Martenson

Demographics  5 average net worth - 2010

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