Demography: To the limit

Journal name:
Nature
Volume:
492,
Pages:
S2–S3
Date published:
DOI:
doi:10.1038/492S2a
Published online

More people are surviving to older ages than ever before, pushing life expectancy from birth to unprecedented highs. Further gains will require tackling age-related conditions, across the world, with ramifications for society as a whole.

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BORN SURVIVORS: CHRISTENSEN, K. ET AL. LANCET 374: 1196–208 (2009)/THE COMING OF AGE: ELSA (THE INSTITUTE FOR FISCAL STUDIES,2012)

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MAP: POPULATION AGEING AND DEVELOPMENT (UNITED NATIONS, 2012), WHO, NEW YORK TIMES/BBC/CHANGING SHAPE OF SOCIETY: THE ECONOMIST 2011

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