Vienna Institute of Demography (Ed.)


Vienna Yearbook of Population Research 2021

Demographic Aspects of Human Wellbeing

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EU and UK targets for healthy life expectancy – are they achievable?
Carol Jagger

Demography and well-being
Andrew E. Clark

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Vienna Institute of Demography (Ed.)


Vienna Yearbook of Population Research 2021

Demographic Aspects of Human Wellbeing

ISSN 1728-4414
Print Edition
ISSN 1728-5305
Online Edition
ISBN 978-3-7001-8707-3
Print Edition
ISBN 978-3-7001-8784-4
Online Edition
doi:10.1553/populationyearbook2021
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2020, ONLINE FIRST 
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Carol Jagger
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doi:10.1553/populationyearbook2021.deb01
Abstract:
In 2008, the EU Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing (EIP-AHA) set a target of an increase of two healthy life years by 2020. More recently, in 2018, the UK Government set a target to “ensure people can enjoy at least 5 extra healthy, independent years of life by 2035, while narrowing the gap between the experience of the richest and poorest”. This paper reviews the progress the EU member states have made towards meeting this target, and what the UK can learn from their experiences. I conclude that, although the EU target is likely to be reached, the gap in healthy life years between the member states has increased. Past trends in and projections of disability-free life expectancy in England suggest that it will be diffcult to achieve an increase of five healthy and independent years of life by 2035.

Keywords:  health expectancy; life expectancy; healthy life years; social inequality; European Union
Published Online:  2020/07/22 11:49:19
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Debate

EU and UK targets for healthy life expectancy – are they achievable?
Carol Jagger

Demography and well-being
Andrew E. Clark



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