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

Journal Article

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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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Vaupel, JW

Published Date

  • July 2, 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 2003 / 26

Start / End Page

  • PE18 -

PubMed ID

  • 12844538

Pubmed Central ID

  • 12844538

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1539-6150

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1126/sageke.2003.26.pe18


  • eng