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The future of human longevity: how important are markets and innovation?

Vaupel, J. W.

Science of Aging Knowledge Environment, 26, 18 (2003)

Keywords: demography, 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.

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