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Norway ranks No. 1, Afghanistan last, in quality of life for over-60s
Norway ranks No. 1, Afghanistan last, in quality of life for over-60s

No country takes better care of its seniors than Norway, where those over 60 enjoy social security bankrolled by the nation's oil wealth and are well represented in politics and the workplace, a global study on aging reported Wednesday. By contrast, the 2014 Global AgeWatch Index found, the worst place in the world to grow old is Afghanistan, where per capita GDP is a mere $1,100 and life expectancy only 50 years. The annual rankings based on income security, healthcare access, social benefits and community involvement reflected the generally greater affluence of Northern Hemisphere countries over those below the equator, with nine of the 10 best places for the elderly found in...

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