It's not just medicine intervening. It's also other advances leading to better: diet, quality of food, water, air, less manual labor, less fighting, etc.
Life expectancy at birth in 1930 was indeed only 58 for men and 62 for women, and the retirement age was 65.
From the 1500s onward, till around the year 1800, life expectancy throughout Europe hovered between 30 and 40 years of age.
1300-1400 | Life expectancy: 24 years* 1400-1500 | Life expectancy: 48 years. 1500-1550 | Life expectancy: 50 years. 1550-1600 | Life expectancy: 47 years.
GA: But what would be the way to control this IF this is the main problem? Close hospitals? Planned euthanasia for the elderly? Very controversial....
No need to kill people. No need to stop saving people.
If every couple had 2 children... the population would stay the same.
If every couple had 1 child... the population would reduce by half (over time).
China successfully had a one-child policy
quote: In 2015, the government removed all remaining one-child limits, establishing a two-child limit. In May 2021, this was loosened to a three-child limit, in July 2021 all limits as well as penalties for exceeding them were removed.
This also had sociological consequences: