The shrinking working age population

The Economist has recently published an interesting article (and a map! How I love a good, colourful map!) in which it charts the spreading phenomenon: the disappearing working-age population.

Is Technology Really Helping Us Get More Done?

Twenty years ago, new office technologies like email and teleconferencing contributed to a dramatic boost in productivity. Information flows accelerated. Collaboration with coworkers became easier and easier. Productivity grew significantly faster during the 1990s and early 2000s than in previous years.