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Young and old in an age of ageing

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Worldwide, families are shrinking as birth rates fall, and babies born now are likely to live much longer than their parents.

This means that by the middle of this century there'll be more old people than young people living on the planet.

What do young people really think of old people? We talked to teenagers in Russia, Romania, Ghana, and Northern Ireland and asked them about the older people in their lives.

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