Exploring the bigger picture

The regular blog by the Government Actuary covering topical issues.


Government Actuary's Blog: Exploring the bigger picture

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A recent academic study helpfully focused on the consequences of an ageing population in terms of increasing periods of infirmity in later life. It was widely reported - the fact that the numerical difference between life expectancy and healthy life expectancy (i.e. the aggregate period one might expect to be in poor health) was growing provided the opportunity to proclaim the need for greatly increased residential care capacity.

Published 19 September 2017