When we think about the future we tend, quite naturally to think in very personal terms about ourselves and possibly our families. However increased life expectancy, the underlying driver behind so many of these changes, is a global phenomenon and the same issues and challenges we face are being faced by others in countries all around the world.
For example, according to UN statistics between 1945 and 2000 life expectancy in India more than doubled – put another way there is a whole generation of Indians who did not die. No wonder the population has grown rapidly!
EML’s research findings are often set in a UK context however, the same underlying issues and challenges are many of the same solutions have the potential for global application.