Since the 1950s, life expectancy in Europe and the United States has improved at a steady pace, driven mostly by gains at older ages. However, these lives are punctuated by more chronic disease than ever before, contributing to substantial morbidity and disability. Using the Future Elderly Model, we simulate longevity and disability over the remaining lifetime for cohorts of older Europeans and Americans. We see that investment in both treatment and prevention for cancer, diabetes, and heart disease show tremendous promise for breaking Europe and the United States out of the expensive equilibrium we now find ourselves in as a result of demographic gains.

Yu, J., Tysinger, B., Piano Mortari, A., Belotti, F., Ryan, M., Atella, V., et al. (2022). The Returns to Preventing Chronic Disease in Europe and the United States. JOURNAL OF HUMAN CAPITAL, 16(1), 157-182 [10.1086/718513].

The Returns to Preventing Chronic Disease in Europe and the United States

Piano Mortari, A;Belotti, F;Atella, V;
2022

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Since the 1950s, life expectancy in Europe and the United States has improved at a steady pace, driven mostly by gains at older ages. However, these lives are punctuated by more chronic disease than ever before, contributing to substantial morbidity and disability. Using the Future Elderly Model, we simulate longevity and disability over the remaining lifetime for cohorts of older Europeans and Americans. We see that investment in both treatment and prevention for cancer, diabetes, and heart disease show tremendous promise for breaking Europe and the United States out of the expensive equilibrium we now find ourselves in as a result of demographic gains.
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https://www.journals.uchicago.edu/doi/abs/10.1086/718513
Yu, J., Tysinger, B., Piano Mortari, A., Belotti, F., Ryan, M., Atella, V., et al. (2022). The Returns to Preventing Chronic Disease in Europe and the United States. JOURNAL OF HUMAN CAPITAL, 16(1), 157-182 [10.1086/718513].
Yu, J; Tysinger, B; Piano Mortari, A; Belotti, F; Ryan, M; Atella, V; Goldman, D
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