Faster increases in human life expectancy could lead to slower population aging

Sanderson WC & Scherbov S (2015). Faster increases in human life expectancy could lead to slower population aging. PLoS ONE 10 (4): e0121922. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0121922.

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Abstract

Counterintuitively, faster increases in human life expectancy could lead to slower population aging. The conventional view that faster increases in human life expectancy would lead to faster population aging is based on the assumption that people become old at a fixed chronological age. A preferable alternative is to base measures of aging on people's time left to death, because this is more closely related to the characteristics that are associated with old age. Using this alternative interpretation, we show that faster increases in life expectancy would lead to slower population aging. Among other things, this finding affects the assessment of the speed at which countries will age.

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: World Population (POP)
Bibliographic Reference: PLoS ONE; 10(4):e0121922 (April 2015)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:53
Last Modified: 09 May 2016 13:59
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/11473

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