This paperback in the Forte popular scientific series aims to highlight current Swedish research on the new demographics in society and the impact of an aging population on health, wellbeing and economic development. The reported research is interdisciplinary in nature and looks at aging from a variety of perspectives.

Forte hopes that this publication may lead to a better understanding of the state of research in this field. We also hope that the publication will generate information, knowledge and reflection in all who wish to further their knowledge about how Sweden should deal with the new demographic situation and capitalise on the resource which people constitute throughout their lives, not only during their period at work.