Health Care Measures in the OECD: How Does the U.S. Measure Up?
The United States spent $1.7 trillion on health care in 2006, which at $6,719 per capita was twice the average of OECD countries. By 2017, the United States is projected to spend as much as $4 trillion annually on health care, equal to 20% of gross domestic product.
Interview with Dr. Mohini Giri
In this AARP News Maker interview, Dr. Giri, a pioneer and champion in the cause of human rights and gender justice in India and South Asia, discusses her organization's efforts to safeguard and improve the well-being of older people in India and her recent appointment as chairperson of the Review Committee on India's National Policy of Older Persons.
Interview with Professor John Creighton Campbell
In this AARP News Maker interview, John Creighton Campbell, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Michigan and a visiting researcher at the Tokyo University Institute of Gerontology discusses the historic elections and what the new government will aim to do to reverse Japan's demographic and economic decline.
Interview with Eric Woerth
In this AARP News Maker interview, Eric Woerth, French Minister for Labor, Solidarity and Civil Service shares his perspective on the proposed reform of France's pension system, the political dynamics surrounding it, and the obstacles it may face.
Banking—and More—with a Digital Pen
Anoto Group of Sweden has developed a unique system known as a “digital pen and paper.” Using a special Anoto pen and technology, a person can write words or draw a picture that is then transferred into digital form.
Living Longer in Mexico: Income Security and Health
AARP, Centro Fox, and RAND Corporation, collaboratively sponsored "Living Longer In Mexico: Income Security and Health." The research focuses on the current financial support systems, health status, and needs of Mexico's growing 50+ population. The report is offered to contribute to the policy debate as well as to encourage a deeper commitment of the public and private sectors for solutions to improve the well-being of older persons in Mexico and Mexican-Americans in the U.S.
Your Business Abroad: Seven Tips
In this article from International Living (August 2011) Shanie Matthews shares seven tips to help you create your own successful business abroad.