Achieving a three dimensional longevity dividend

Scott, A (2021) Achieving a three dimensional longevity dividend. Nature Aging, 1 (6). pp. 500-505. ISSN 2662-8465 OPEN ACCESS


Improvements in life expectancy amongst high income countries are increasingly occurring in later years. Preserving a positive trend between life expectancy, health and GDP requires a longevity dividend delivering healthy and productive aging. Achieving this means exploiting the malleability of age and the additional time longevity brings. Change is already underway but significant roadblocks remain. Focusing on treatments that target delayed aging, supporting employment beyond 50 years of age and tackling ageism are key priorities. Investing in a longevity dividend is needed to offset the economic challenges of an aging society but requires deep seated changes in individual behaviour and corporate and government policies.

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Subject Areas: Economics
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© 2021 Springer Nature. This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in *Nature Aging". The final authenticated version is available online at:

Funder Name: Economic and Social Research Council
Date Deposited: 12 May 2021 08:57
Date of first compliant deposit: 11 May 2021
Subjects: Economic planning
Life expectancy
Social policies
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2024 01:55

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