Demographics are the measurable features of an overall population such as age race, gender, income and educational levels, types of employment, home ownership and marital status. Demographic trends reveal how changing characteristics of a population may affect a business, society and public policy. For example, marketing companies use demographics to figure out how much of an area’s population is of retirement age, and public policy analysts may rely on demographic statistics to make decisions regarding health resources for an ageing population.

Stagnant Annuity Market - Conning Study

Conning Research & Consulting recently published a report on the individual annuity market.

The U.S. indivual annuity market is increasingly concentrated and has suffered from less than robust growth rates over the past several years.


An Interview with Wharton Professor David Babbel - Part One

This is the first part of an interview with Wharton Professor David Babbel.

Professor Babbel led the...

Stanford University Hosts Longevity Conference

The Stanford Center on Longevity recently hosted a conference covering a range of topics that include demographics, stem cells, genetics and Social Security . The Center on Longevity is a great information source for anything related to aging, the impact of regenerative medicine on aging, demographics, public policy, financial security, etc. Conference highlights--which are very interesting and worth a quick read--are published on the Center's site. Source: Stanford Center on Longevity Full...