Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 2 July 2003
Vol. 2003, Issue 26, p. pe18
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2003.26.pe18]

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The Future of Human Longevity--How Important Are Markets and Innovation?

The is a reprinting of testimony given before the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging (3 June 2003).

James W. Vaupel

The author is at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany, and the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy at Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, USA. E-mail: JWV{at}demogr.mpg.de

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/sageke;2003/26/pe18

Key Words: demography • Social Security Administration • human life expectancy • mortality

Abstract: In a hearing before the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging, a well-respected demographer warns that there is no evidence of slowing in the long-term rise in best-practice life expectancy in developed countries. The author discusses how these findings will affect the future of Social Security and argues for a larger, more focused effort with respect to longevity research by demographers, epidemiologists, and economists.

Citation: J. W. Vaupel, The Future of Human Longevity--How Important Are Markets and Innovation? Sci. SAGE KE 2003, pe18 (2 July 2003)
http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/sageke;2003/26/pe18

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