Why the Swiss population is ageing – and what this means for this country.
Excel simulation and worksheets extended and updated. Commentary for teachers rewritten from scratch.
The module shows a way of addressing the important but abstract topic of demographic change in the classroom.
Competence-oriented learning goals: see commentary for teachers
Background Information: Presentation: Switzerland’s ageing population
|Author: Raymond Kohli, Swiss Federal Statistical Office (SFSO). Design: Iconomix, using the visualisation tool Genial.ly.|
Financial Times (15.11.2022). The article illustrates the global phenomenon of aging populations and its many implications with a series of graphics.
CNN (19.01.2023). The article addresses the recent decrease of the Chinese population and outlines its impact on the global economy.
The Economist (11.12.2021). The article provides the newest research insights on why the pace at which countries undergo a demographic transition has sped up in recent decades.
Swiss Federal Statistical Office. An overview of the scenarios for population development in Switzerland from 2020-2050. Only available in German or French.
Concept: Iconomix, in cooperation with Swiss Federal Statistical Office (SFSO)
Excel simulation, presentation ‘Switzerland’s ageing population’ and technical advice: Raymond Kohli, Swiss Federal Statistical Office (SFSO)
Expert advice: Philippe Wanner, University of Geneva
Translation of simulation and presentation: Swiss Federal Statistical Office (SFSO)
Translation & proofreading: SNB Language Services