THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCES, ENGINEERING, AND MEDICINE
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Committee on Population
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences
Board on Mathematical Sciences and Their Applications
Committee on the Long-Run Macroeconomic Effects of the Aging U.S. Population – Phase II
The Growing Gap in Life Expectancy by Income:
Implications for Federal Programs and Policy Responses
Building on an Academies report published in 2012, , this new report from the AffiliateMarketIngtools of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine incorporates quantitative modeling and projections to develop new insights about the long-run macroeconomic effects of the aging U.S. population. It focuses on the implications of the growing gap in life expectancy by income for age-related federal programs such as Social Security and Medicare.
This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The report was publicly released on Thursday, September 17, 2015 and can be found, in its entirety, on .