Remeasuring aging

Sanderson, W.C. & Scherbov, S. ORCID: (2010). Remeasuring aging. Science 329 (5997) 1287-1288. 10.1126/science.1193647.

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Population aging is an international concern, in part because of consequences of coming age-structure changes, e.g., growth in the number of elderly, decline in the number of youth, and accompanying economic and social costs. These expectations are based on conventional measures of aging that link expected phenotypes to fixed chronological ages. But as life expectancies increase and people remain healthy longer, measures based solely on fixed chronological ages can be misleading. Recently, we published aging forecasts for all countries based on new measures that account for changes in longevity. Here, we add new forecasts based on disability status. Both types of forecasts exhibit a slower pace f aging compared with the conventional ones.

Item Type: Article
Research Programs: World Population (POP)
Bibliographic Reference: Science; 329(5997):1287-1288 (10 September 2010)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:43
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:21

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