Linda Fried's piece featured by GSA Editors

Monday, August 15, 2016

Columbia Aging Center faculty member and dean of the Mailman School of Public Health, Dr. Linda P. Fried, has written an article that was chosen as editor's choice in the current issue of Public Policy & Aging Report (Volume 26, Issue 3, pp. 78-82).  Entitled "Building a Third Demographic Dividend: Strengthening Intergenerational Well-Being in Ways That Deeply Matter," Dr. Fried's piece addresses the opportunities of an aging society. This idea runs counter to many policy assumptions about our collective longer lives; assumptions, which have been built on discredited myths and fears, that an aging population is unaffordable and a negative for society. However, the evidence indicates that the benefits for all of society can be profound if we reframe our assumptions, welcome new possibilities, and invest in building new foundations and metrics.

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