January 19, 2001

Global Aging: Achieving Its Potential

Life expectancy is increasing in almost every country around the globe, from the least developed to the international leaders. With this expectancy increase understood, AARP enlisted the services of the REMI model to assess the macroeconomic possibilities inherently incorporated in a longer life expectancy. AARP wanted to see if we could tap into the socioeconomic potentials of an aging populus rather than allow our elderly to become a fiscal burden. Some solutions that were found to be possibly effective were more opportunities to engage in volunteer work and community service, informal caregiving, living arrangement innovation, and more recognition and reward for volunteer and caregiving activities.

AARP – Global Aging: Achieving Its Potential [full PDF]