Sunday, July 3, 2011

Peter W. Gallagher

On average, they will enjoy a much higher standard of life than we do, partly because they will be healthier, even robust, and independent for most of their long lives. But medical advances will likely not be sufficient to secure a bright future for the new old age. We will also need new approaches to, and expectations of, employment and career; new regulatory frameworks for savings and retirement; and possibly new objectives in education to support individuals whose employment, household composition, location, and interests are sure to evolve as they enjoy eight, nine or 10 decades of maturity.

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