By 2040, the total portion of the US population made up of people over the age of 65 will have grown to be more than 20%, with people under the age of 20 having decreased to only 25%.
Additionally, it should be noted that your chart doesn't really show much changing in this regard. The baby boomers will eventually die off, but unless birth rates (and / or immigration) pick up to substantially, that will only be a minor relief as the generations after them speed towards retirement ages themselves.
It simply happens to be the case that most women prefer a man who makes something more like (using your own comparison criteria here) 40K to 60k a year, or they're content to go it alone. Considering the fact that median household (i.e. both partners working) income in the United States only falls in at roughly a little more than 40K a year in many parts of this country, this expectation would be unrealistic even here, let alone in economically ravaged Japan.
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It's not clear, but look at the 2060 chart and you'll see a bulge in people aged 20-50 which are the most productive years in a persons' life.Additionally, it should be noted that your chart doesn't really show much changing in this regard. The baby boomers will eventually die off, but unless birth rates (and / or immigration) pick up to substantially, that will only be a minor relief as the generations after them speed towards retirement ages themselves.
The 19.4% who make over 4 million yen are marrying. The problem is with the 75% who make less than 4 million, which when converted to USD (approx $40K/yr) is less than avg salary compared to the US and for a nation where the cost of living is seems to be significantly higher.Which was kind of my point, if 2 million yen is roughly equivalent to 20k here in the United States, most unmarried Japanese men (roughly 55%, as a matter of fact) make more than that.
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