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The Longevity Economy outlooks are a series of data analyses from AARP that describe the contributions of Americans age 50-plus, worth over $9 trillion in 2018 and projected to grow through 2050.
As people live longer and healthier lives, they are contributing to communities and fueling economic growth well past the traditional retirement age. The contributions of people 50-plus benefit society and Americans of all ages, as growing numbers of older adults work, pay taxes, support the job market, give time and money to charitable causes, and provide caregiving support to family and friends.
Five insights from the AARP research you need to know:
Accius, Jean, and Joo Yeoun Suh. The Longevity Economy Outlook: How People Ages 50 and Older Are Fueling Economic Growth, Stimulating Jobs, and Creating Opportunities for All. Washington, DC: AARP Thought Leadership, December 2019. https://doi.org/10.26419/int.00042.001
Accius, Jean, and Joo Yeoun Suh. The Economic Impact of Age Discrimination: How Discriminating Against Older Workers Could Cost the U.S. Economy $850 Billion. Washington, DC: AARP Thought Leadership, January 2020. https://doi.org/10.26419/int.00042.003
Explore the data with the interactive data visualization tool.
The contributions of people ages 50 and older through 2050 will benefit society and Americans of all ages. Download and view the Longevity Economy® outlook infographic.
The 50+ population's spending on technology is forecast to grow from $140 billion in 2018 to $645 billion in 2050. Download and view the technology sector infographic.
How discriminating against older workers could cost the U.S. economy $850 billion. Download and view the age discrimination infographic.
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