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Ageing, fashion and health

Why doesn’t the fashion industry pay more attention to the needs and aspirations of older people? This has been a regular cry for as long as I have been studying the dynamics between ageing a...


Rise of Job Insecurity: What Age Groups Are Most Affected?

It is with nostalgia that some generations look back on having had thirty-year careers in the same solid company. The notion of stable, lifelong employment appears to be a relic of the past. It has...


Promoting active ageing in China

The policy discourse on population ageing is often presented as a crisis for our societies, in both developed and developing countries alike. This is particularly the case when considering the poli...


Older workers and the growth of social capital

In the seemingly never-ending conversation about the "future of work," older workers figure prominently. There is growing recognition that enabling older workers to remain economically pr...


Elderly Care: A New Chapter for HR in Japan

Does your employer provide you support to address the elderly care needs of your parents or parents-in-law? How do such policies compare to those of other organisations? In Japan listings of such c...


Initiatives for ‘age-friendly environments’ need precarity-thinking

The main focus of my research is what one might call ‘the shadow side of old age’: living with dementia, tiredness of life, living towards death in modern times, and the question of how...


MOVING FROM THE MARGINS

Promoting and protecting the rights of older persons in Pakistan Earlier this week, on June 25th, British Council Islamabad launched the report ‘Moving from the Margins: Promoting and prot...


Addressing the sexual and reproductive health rights of older women

Earlier this month, “Women Deliver”, the 5th Global Conference on Gender Equality, Health, Rights and Well Being of Girls and Women, took place in Vancouver. This is the world’s l...


Titchfield City Group on Ageing: A Global Stocktaking of Age-Disaggregated Data and Ageing-Related Statistics

Population ageing is now a major policy concern in many countries around the world. Societies are changing quickly as more of us are living to more advanced ages and older people are becoming ever ...


Ageing Populations and Automation: How Will These Trends Shape the Future of Work?

Recent media coverage on the future of work overwhelmingly highlights two trends: ageing populations and automation. But what do we know about how these developments will interact? This was the sub...


A glimpse into financial elder abuse

A few years ago, my mother died unexpectedly and I was left to take care of my father. In his late 70s at the time, my father had never written a check or paid a bill. He had been completely depend...


Silver Stoners: Cannabis use amongst older Canadians

Older adults are the fastest growing demographic of Canadian cannabis users; however the implications of cannabis use for older adults are largely unknown. Despite this, there are a number of sugge...


The Demonization of Older People

Just when you think you are living in an enlightened 21st century society, you read Philllip Inman’s article in the Observer under the headline: Old people are an increasing burden, but must ...


Four futures of work

What is the future for older people in the UK workplace as the British economy grapples with rapid technological change? How will the introduction of automation and AI have an impact on extended wo...


A book worth re-reading?*

In the early 2000s I worked on a study that set out to compare the experience of chronic illness and disability at different stages of life: young adulthood and mid-life vs later life and old age.&...