Norway second best country to be old in

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Norway second best country to be old in
Old men on a bench - Ernst Vikne

Norway is the second best country in the world to be old in, a survey by HelpAge International has declared, bringing a new perspective to the country's pre-election panic about falling standards of elderly care.


The Global Age Watch Index ranked Norway second out of 91 countries, just after Sweden in first place, and just ahead of Germany in third. 
It commended the country on the high proportion of Norwegians between 55 and 64 who still have paid jobs (68.6 percent), and the low proportion of over-65s earning less than half the median income (9.1 percent). 
Where the country fell down was on the standard of its roads, buses and trains, with only 46 percent of over-50s happy with the standard of local public transport. 


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