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Redundant After 65: The Hidden Effects of COVID-19 on Intergenerational Solidarity in Turkey

After triggering the biggest global economic turmoil since 2008, COVID-19 has left many people without jobs or a stable income. Precarious jobs were first to disappear, and since older people (65+)...


Sitting down to stereotypes about ageing

Does the design of everyday things inadvertently reinforce stereotypes around ageing? Does the imagery in today media-rich environment put up barriers around older people rather than reducing stigm...


The emerging trends of education technology for lifelong learning

Life-long learning is becoming increasingly important not only for businesses, but also for the wider society, and the quality of life of individuals. Ageing societies need older workers to stay pr...


A place for ageing in Chinese aid for the ‘global South’?

For anyone in the UK who is concerned with  the possibility of a  secure old age at the bottom of the economic pyramid in Africa, what happens with overseas aid budgets matters. In post-g...


Is ageism really “the last taboo”?

Trying to launch any wide-ranging advocacy campaign in the age of COVID-19 is demanding enough. Launching a campaign to combat ageism, as the World Health Organization has recently done with its Gl...


A new composite indicator for population ageing

How useful are composite indicators in thinking about population ageing?   What I have in mind here are not the kinds of composite measure that are used for various aspects of indivi...


A COVID-19 catch-22: Challenges and opportunities of social connection technologies

Having just crossed the threshold of a year since COVID-19 became a global pandemic, there has been ample time to observe the ways in which technology has been used as a means of fostering social c...


Three Innovations in Intergenerational Housing

A few years back, I wrote a blog about the promise of retirement villages as a potential solution to the housing needs of a rapidly ageing population in the UK. I'm still a big believ...


The Impact of Corona on Different Generations: Occupation Insecurity and Belief in Conspiracy Theories

The corona crisis has hit the UK and the world hard since January 2020, affecting all aspects of society. In addition to the obvious consequences for public health, it is now indisputable that the ...


Use of technology - does age matter?

The use of technology is growing in importance in everyday life. Information and communication services are quickly becoming digitalised. Technological progress is constant, forcing people to adapt...


Great-grandparents in Brazil?

It is a common misconception that Brazil is a young country with a long way to go before it has to tackle the challenges of population ageing. The data tell a different story. According to Institut...


Rationing by frailty

In January of this year the journal Age and Ageing published a commentary piece with the title Rationing by frailty during the COVID-19 pandemic.  It discusses the guidance published by NICE i...


Ageing population and inward FDI for post COVID-19 recovery in developed countries

It is a widely accepted view that without improvements in productivity population ageing is likely to have a negative impact on economic growth and returns to investment.  The idea that we mig...


A marriage made in Research Heaven

“More research is needed”: the eternal verity closing many research projects.  But is it always needed?  Surely, after decades of research and reflection, we know enough about...


Will the roaring twenties leave a legacy?

Even as the world’s woes mount up in these bleakest of times, there is a narrative emerging in which various new types of technology will ride to the rescue. This narrative has a name –...