Demography: Remeasuring Aging
Warren C. Sanderson and Sergei Scherbov
Due to increasing life-spans and improving health many populations are ‘aging’ more slowly than conventional measures indicate. As published in Science (10 Sep 2010), VID and IIASA scientists have developed new measures of aging that take disability and longevity into account. Their results give policymakers new tools to better determine the economic cost of an aging population and set more appropriate retirement ages.