Is 75 the 65? You Need To Forget What You Know on Aging.
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Warren Sanderson, Sergei Scherbov


Sixty-five-year-olds today are not like 65-year-olds in 1900.

In 1950, men and women at age 65 could expect to live about 11 years more on average.

Today, that number has gone up to 17, and the United Nations forecasts that it will increase by about five more years by the end of the century.

One consequence of the increase in life expectancy is that the proportion of the population above age 65 has increased, too. In policy analyses and in the media,...

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