|Title||The Rise in Life Expectancy, Health Trends among the Elderly, and the Demand for Care - A Selected Literature Review|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Series Title||NBER Working Paper Series|
|Document Number||Working Paper No. 22521|
|Institution||National Bureau of Economic Research|
|Keywords||Caregiving, Health Trajectories, Life Expectancy, Literature Review, Meta-analyses, Older Adults|
The objective is to review the evidence on (a) ageing and health and (b) the demand for health- and social services among the elderly. Issues are: does health status of the elderly improve over time, and how do the trends in health status of the elderly affect the demand for health- and elderly care? It is not a complete review, but it covers most of recent empirical studies.