Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAC) has published a paper, "Multidimensional Comparison of Countries’ Adaptation to Societal Aging."

The paper discusses The John A. Hartford Aging Society Index, which measures societal adaptation to aging across countries, using data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and other sources. The multidimensional index assesses the status of older populations across five specific domains, including productivity and engagement, well-being, equity, economic and physical security, and intergenerational cohesion.

For 18 OECD countries, the results demonstrate substantial diversity in countries’ progress in adapting to aging.

The John A. Hartford Foundation supported Dr. John Rowe and colleagues from Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and the University of Southern California's Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics to develop The John A. Hartford Aging Society Index.

To read the abstract, click here.