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Prospective Longevity

A New Vision of Population Aging

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$45.00 • £36.95 • €40.50

ISBN 9780674975613

Publication Date: 11/19/2019


272 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

75 illus., 47 tables


  • Introduction
  • 1. A Brief History of Measures of Population Aging
    • Mathematical Appendix
  • 2. Prospective Ages
    • Mathematical Appendix
  • 3. How Old Do You Need to Be to Be Old?
  • 4. How Different Are Measures of Population Aging Based on Chronological and Prospective Age?
    • Note on NTA Economic Support Ratio
  • 5. Determining Ages Based on the Characteristics of People
    • Mathematical Appendix
  • 6. The Stage of Old Age
  • 7. Is the Quality of Life in Old Age Getting Worse?
  • 8. Survival Trajectories: Russian Regions and US States
  • 9. The α-Gender Gap in Survival
  • 10. What Would Happen to Population Aging if Life Expectancy Increase Sped Up?
  • 11. If Life Expectancy Continues to Increase, Will Population Aging Ever Stop?
    • Appendix
  • 12. Intergenerationally Equitable Normal Pension Ages
    • Mathematical Appendix
  • 13. Choosing Which Pair of Glasses to Wear
  • Conclusion
  • Glossary
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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