Laura Walker

The Lancet Healthy Longevity: The Longevity Society

As the demographic transition enters a new stage of a longevity transition, focus needs to extend beyond an ageing society towards a longevity society. An ageing society focuses on changes in the age structure of the population, whereas a longevity society seeks to exploit the advantages of longer lives through changes in how we age. …

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The Lancet Healthy Longevity: The Longevity Economy

The fact that people are on average living healthier, longer lives than previously has the potential to be positive for the economy, offsetting the negative economic effects of an ageing society. A longevity economy will see a shift in the mix of sectors in the economy, with both health and education expanding further and new …

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Andrew Scott aarp

AARP: Longer Lives, Longer Career

Longer Lives, Longer Career The good news is the average American is living a lot longer than they used to and most of those extra years are spent in good health. In 1912 the Sherwood Act introduced a pension for veterans. In the more than 100 years since, life expectancy at birth has risen by 24 years (Our World in Data, n.d.). Someone today aged 65 can expect an additional 10 more years of life compared to someone aged 65 in 1912. This is a fantastic achievement – worthy of celebration. It does, however, have profound implications for the world of work. The math is simple – if you …

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Andrew Scott Aging

A16z: The Average American Would Pay $242,000 For One Extra Year of Good Health

From one of the oldest known works of literature, The Epic of Gilgamesh, which chronicles a mythical quest for immortality, to today’s media fascination with young blood-transfusing biohackers, the notion of conquering aging has long captured our imagination. Conspicuously missing from this narrative, however, is an economic perspective: the monetary implications of curbing aging.   Click here to …

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