October 3, 2013
The Best & Worst Countries to Be Elderly
Max Fisher, Washington Post
The Associated Press
The United States ranks eighth in the world for the wellbeing of the elderly, according to a new study that looks at the welfare of people aged over 65 in 91 different countries. Sweden ranks first, followed by Norway and Germany. At the bottom of the list are Pakistan, Tanzania and Afghanistan. The United States, which typically ranked near the bottom of developed nations on these sorts of human welfare indices, performs unusually well here.