Journal Article

Demographic analysis of aging and longevity

Vaupel, J. W.
American Economic Review, 88:2, 242–247 (1998)


"The populations of most of the world's countries are growing older.... The rapidly growing populations of the elderly are putting unprecedented stresses on societies, because new systems of financial support, social support, and health care have to be developed and implemented. I will focus on a particular research thrust, namely, demographic analyses of survival and longevity." (EXCERPT)
The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock is one of the leading demographic research centers in the world. It's part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research society.