GTFS: Global Trends and Future Scenarios Index

The Global Aging Preparedness Index


In this 2010 publication, authors Richard Jackson, Neil Howe, and Keisuke Nakashima explore the phenomenon of global aging and present the Global Aging Preparedness (GAP Index) “to provide a comprehensive assessment of the progress that countries are making in preparing for global aging, and particularly the ‘old-age dependency’ dimension of the challenge.” The index covers 20 countries, including most major developed countries and a selection of emerging markets for which data was available. To capture the full impact of this demographic transformation, the projection horizon of the index extends to the year 2040.