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Life expectancy and public policy

Published on: 20 February 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Life expectancy and public policy
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  • What were the report’s main findings in relation to public services?
  • What is the ‘dependency ratio’ and what are its implications for an ageing population and the provision of health and social care services?
  • How can rising cost pressures and falling living standards be managed alongside a commitment to support the ageing population?
  • What role should the state play in maximising living standards?
  • Were there any other interesting trends/developments picked up in this report which are worth mentioning?

Article summary

Local Government analysis: The UK population is ageing rapidly, creating challenges for individuals and government. Jonquil Lowe, senior lecturer in economics and personal finance at the Open University, examines a new report from the Resolution Foundation that focuses on the demographic and behavioural factors behind population ageing and its implications for individuals and public policy. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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