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Reimagining the relational value of death

Medical technology is one of the main drivers that is significantly changing the way we live towards the end of our lives and the way we die. In its recent report on the value of death, the Lancet ...


Increasing the Youth Vote: How Older Voters Can Help

As someone who blogs about the journey of adulthood, I’m often asked by peers how to find meaning  in the second half of life. “Volunteer,” I tell them. “It’s goo...


Employees’ Perceived Fear of Automation: Which Age Groups Are Most Affected?

The speed of automation, accelerated by the COVID pandemic, prompts the question as to what will happen to occupations. Some are predicted to significantly change, while others may even disappear. ...


Utilise Data to Leverage Response to Ageing Transition in The Middle East

As the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is in the process of ageing transition, there is an urgent need to encourage and advance comprehensive research on all aspects of ageing. The Inter...


Europe: An Age-inclusive Society?

The countries of Europe – including here both Western Europe and the European countries of the former Soviet Union - are relatively homogeneous in many respects that matter for the lives of t...


Inequalities in the Gendered Provision of Eldercare in Modernising China

China is a patrilinear society profoundly influenced by Confucian norms, where caring for older parents has traditionally been seen as the responsibility of sons and daughters-in-law. However, an i...


Envisioning horizons of immortality: Radical life extension, a promissory anthropological analysis

Within high-tech industrial centres, such as Silicon Valley and Bangalore, a movement dedicated to the exponential potential of biotechnical medicine has taken shape. This movement goes under the b...


Integrating health and social care needs for ageing populations in order to improve the quality of life of older persons

In academic, policy, and practice communities across the world, discussions of population aging are increasingly focusing on the need to integrate health and social care needs of older persons.&nbs...


The Pandemic as grounds for Intergenerational Solidarity

The various global losses the Covid-19 Pandemic has brought in the last couple of years are numerous, reaching 5.96 million deaths worldwide. In Brazil, the effects of the Pandemic were severe, wit...


Modelling pension futures: two ways of thinking about sustainability

Coverage of German politics – let alone German pension politics - tends to be rather thin in the British press (mainly the FT and the Economist). So it may come as a surprise to learn that pe...


Economic crisis in Sri Lanka and its impact on older adults

Sri Lanka is experiencing its worst economic downturn in history. Due to depleting foreign reserves, the country is facing shortages in fuel, food, cooking gas, medicines, and other essential items...


Forty years of Global Action on Ageing: what has been achieved? And what next?

Forty years ago The World Assembly on Ageing was held in Vienna in 1982.  A forum to launch an international action programme aimed at guaranteeing economic and social security to older person...


Dying with Covid, Living with Covid

As I write this blog, England is now living with Covid-19, which seems odd given that in the week ending April 1st almost 800 deaths were registered provisionally in England as involving Covid-19. ...


Will the hybrid model work for older employees?

Two years on from the start of the global pandemic, the world of work is still going through convulsions caused by the great lockdown of offices in every city you could name. The story today i...


Resocializing: Social connectedness in a post-pandemic world

If the last years have taught us anything, it is the importance of social connectedness. Worldwide sweeping measures were put in place to limit the degree to which people could gather, connect, and...