Laura Walker

Andrew Scott Population

Daily News: Why 8 billion matters: The population milestone signals a significant global shift

On Nov. 15, a Tuesday, somewhere in the world, a baby was born who brought global population to a staggering 8 billion. This figure is more than double the 1972 headcount, reflecting a historically unprecedented half-century of rapid population growth. But reaching 8 billion signals much more than the achievement of a catchy milestone. It …

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Age Friendly Jobs

Washington Post: Age Friendly Jobs & Housing Market

Washington Post Dept of Data: Who gets higher real-estate prices, owners or agents? “Age-friendliness is hard to define and measure — after all, workers of all ages would like to set their own schedule and avoid backbreaking physical activity. So how did economists Daron Acemoglu and Nicolaj Mühlbach of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and …

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Population Sustainable Goals and Longevity Agenda Andrew J Scott

UN Desa: Sustainable Goals and Longevity Agenda

The Sustainable Development Goals and a Longevity Agenda By Professor Andrew Scott, Department of Economics, London Business School and Research Fellow, Center for Economic and Policy Research  The world population has reached 8 billion, a fourfold increase since the early 20th century. Achieving long-run prosperity for all in the face of this increase has been a …

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Andrew Scott healthcare

The Lancet: Quantum Healthy Longevity for healthy people, planet, and growth

It is widely thought that lifespans are increasing globally. However, life expectancy has begun to stagnate in the UK, and is falling in more than 50 countries including the USA. Lifespan stagnation or decrease is a consequence of socioeconomic inequalities, lifestyle factors, and the COVID-19 pandemic. In the UK, the National Health Service spends vast …

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Journal of the Economics of Ageing: The Rise of Age-Friendly Jobs

In 1990, one in five U.S. workers were aged over 50 years whereas today it is one in three. One possible explanation for this is that occupations have become more accommodating to the preferences of older workers. We explore this by constructing an “age-friendliness” index for occupations. We use Natural Language Processing to measure the …

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National Academy of Medicine Report

The National Academy of Medicine report on rising to the grand challenge of achieving healthy longevity covers the topic using a range of disciplines, a global viewpoint and an evidence based perspective. Such a big and important topic and a privilege to be one of the commissioners. View the full report here.

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