PENSIONS & INVESTMENTS
Dr. Laura Carstensen Keynote
In only a few years, the population of people over 65 will surpass the number of children under 15; and by the time these children reach old age, living to 100 will be commonplace. These demographic changes will influence virtually all aspects of life—education, families, financial markets and politics. If we are to realize vast opportunities that a record number of longer lives present for the nation, we need to engage in a level of planning and foresight never before demanded. This keynote talk will place demographic changes underway in historical context, overview likely changes for working lives with implications for savings plan providers, and review key findings from The Sightlines Project, an ongoing effort from the Stanford Center on Longevity that aims to provide a window into how the U.S. population may fare as we live long in the 21st century.