POPJUS researchers contributed with their pioneering work on new measures of aging, healthy life expectancy, and a well-being indicator to measure the quality of life to the Fact Sheet Longevity, Health, Well-being recently published by Wittgenstein Centre.
Demographic developments in Europe today are characterized by aging populations.Fewer children are being born and at the same time people are living longer. However, this demographic change does not necessarily mean more problems. The consequences of this process depend strongly on people’s health status. According to the World Health Organization, health is central to the happiness and well-being of people and crucial for economic progress, since healthy populations live longer and are more productive. Improving the health of a population is therefore one of the most important and effective ways to cope with the challenges of aging societies.
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