Heath and Aging

Why Population Aging Matters: A Global Perspective


Support for the development of this publication was provided by the National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health.

Writing, editing, and production oversight by Rose Maria Li (Managing Editor), Amy C. Iadarola (Writer/Editor), and Christine C. Maisano (Editor), Rose Li and Associates, Inc.

Design and layout by Monica Snellings, Greg Sitzmann, Kerry McCutcheon, and John Vance, Levine & Associates.

Staff members of Federal agencies who reviewed the report or provided data and other assistance include Vicky Cahan, John G. Haaga, Freddi Karp, Evelyn Neil, Georgeanne Patmios, and John W. R. Phillips, National Institute on Aging; Kevin Kinsella, Loraine A. West, Victoria A. Velkoff, and Manisha Sengupta, U.S. Bureau of the Census; and Jed D. Meline, Paul Brown, Walter B. Kelly, Diana A. McCaffrey, Andrew W. Reynolds, and Michael D. Rosenthal, U.S. Department of State.

Many other individuals reviewed the report, contributed data, or provided valuable guidance and assistance: David Bloom, Majid Ezzati, Jonathan Gruber, David Laibson, and David Wise, Harvard University; James W. Vaupel, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock, Germany; Joseph Chamie, Population Associates, Inc.; William Butz and Barbara Boyle Torrey, Population Reference Bureau; James P. Smith, RAND Corporation; Laura L. Carstensen and Adele M. Hayutin, Stanford University; Axel Börsch-Supan, University of Mannheim, Germany; Robert Schoeni, University of Michigan; and Samuel H. Preston, University of Pennsylvania.

Photos: Inside front cover, Veer; Page 2, © 2001 Todd Shapera, Courtesy of Photoshare; Page 4, Greg Baker/AP Images; Page 5, Andy Manis/AP Images; Page 8, Getty Images; Page 10, © Lutheran World Relief, Courtesy of Photoshare; Page 12, © 2001 Marcel Reyners, Courtesy of Photoshare; Page 18, Anjum Naveed/AP Images; Page 21, Alastair Grant/AP Images; Inside back cover, Getty Images.

Publication Date: September 2011
Page Last Updated: September 19, 2011