USC & Columbia develop index of life quality among the aging in 30 countries

an In The Media Appearance

"U.S. ranks highly in new index showing how societies are adapting to aging" - USC News. 07/26/2017

Researchers at USC and Columbia revealed a new index that provides “an accurate look at how well societies are adapting to the aging challenge… [and] allows countries to take a broader view of both current conditions and likely future demographic realities,” says USC’s Dana Goldman. The Hartford Aging Index gauges socioeconomic indicators in five domains: productivity and engagement, well-being, equity, cohesion, and security. Of the 30 nations indexed, the US was ranked third. Experts with the MacArthur Research Network on an Aging Society served as project advisers, including Toni Antonucci and James Jackson at the University of Michigan; Lisa Berkman at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies; and Axel Böersch-Supan at the Munich Center for the Economics of Aging/NBER.


Dana Goldman

Axel H. Börsch-Supan

Lisa Berkman

Toni C. Antonucci

James S. Jackson