Ageing and Longevity

Here's how ageing populations could increase productivity

An elderly man hugs a boy in the Andalusian capital of Seville January 18, 2012.  REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY)

New analysis of international data has found a positive correlation between life expectancy and economic output. Image: REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

Matt Flynn
Professor in Organisational Behaviour & Human Resources, University of Hull
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Image: Toward a longevity dividend, International Longevity Centre
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