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Millennials, Baby Boomers and Interstate Migration Trends in the United States

There has been a significant decrease in interstate migration in the United States in the last three decades. In a recent report by the Brookings Institution, Demographer William H. Frey used data ...


Never too old for the Nobel Prize

John Bannister Goodenough was recently awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2019 for his pioneering work on lithium-ion batteries, much of which was carried out during his time as Head of the Inorg...


Barriers to employment after 50

Last year I wrote about the Baby Boomers and job loss. Since then, I have seen first-hand how the system works and how difficult it is for a professional to become re-employed once he/she is out ...


Biodiversity in the Anthropocene: threats to biodiversity in Southeast Asia

I have recently been working with the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) of the University of Oxford in a collaboration with the Institute of Population Ageing on a project highlighting ...


The Journey to Age Equality

On the 1st October the UN once again celebrated the annual International Day of Older Persons (IDOP) its 2019 theme aligning with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 10 focussing on pathwa...


Homelessness in the older population

Homelessness in the UK is on the rise, with the number of people without access to stable housing increasing at an alarming rate over the past 10 years. Loss of rented accommodation and rearrangeme...


Ageing and beauty

Throughout history, different societies have perceived people who are relatively young, with smooth skin and ‘well-proportioned’ bodies, as beautiful. In an era of population ageing, th...


IARU Internship Reflection

The first time I got interested in the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing was after reading some articles and books written by Professor Sarah Harper. As a master’s student in Comparative ...


The Asian Active Ageing Index: Findings for Indonesia and Thailand

The speed of population ageing is among the fastest in the member countries of the ASEAN[1], which is a matter of high significance for the social and health care services for older persons. Other ...


Inequalities in the Capabilities of the Elderly in Russia and Planned Extension of Research to China and the Koreas

This blog reports on a recent research report I completed for a project in Moscow on inequalities in medical care and health status of the elderly, as well as plans for the preparation of an equiva...


Technology, ageing, and the importance of including older adults in research

As the the world experiences a global demographic shift towards older adults, we are simultaneously experiencing an unprecedented expansion in technological innovation. Naturally, these two phenome...


Intergenerational fairness (again)

In 2018, the House of Lords appointed the Select Committee on Intergenerational Fairness and Provision “to consider the long-term implications of Government policy on intergenerational fairne...


Relations significant in aid efforts for older poor people

Owasim Akram’s research focuses on older extreme poor people in Bangladesh. During the spring he spent three months in Oxford as a visiting PhD student to work on his study on factors that in...


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...