Research in Progress (RIP): "Metrics for an Aging Society"

Speaker(s)

Date and Time

April 6, 2016 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

FSI Contact

Nicole Feldman

Please note: All research in progress seminars are off-the-record. Any information about methodology and/or results are embargoed until publication.

Abstract:

This project aims to develop an index, composed of established and available social and economic measures, that provides a quantitative and reproducible estimate of the degree to which societies are currently adapting and likely will in the future adapt to the demographic transformation. Such an index, which currently does not exist, is required if we are to measure the degree of success, or failure, of policies designed to facilitate successful societal aging and thus provide a context that facilitates the capacity of older persons to access the health care and social and economic supports needed to function effectively.