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Educational differentials in the realisation of fertility intentions: Is sub-Saharan Africa different?

Abstract Background The gap between fertility outcomes and fertility ideals is notably higher in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) than elsewhere, relating to both under- and overachievement o...


Demographics, Jobs and Growth Conference

Dr George Leeson is an invited speaker at the Navigating the Future in Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe conference taking place in Dubrovnik on 14-15 July 2019. The IMF and the Croatian ...


IARU Internship Reflection

I came to graduate school with an agenda to effect social change and an open mind to learn from others who share that mission. I am a social worker by training, nearly half way through a dual maste...


Population Matters | Interview with Sarah Harper

How much should we worry about our demographic destiny? How should we respond to these challenges? Or are they opportunities?  Sarah Harper talks to author and broadcaster Tiffany Jenkins a...


China University Presidents’ visit

As part of the China-UK University Presidents’ Round-table (CUUPR), the Institute hosted a visit from Beijing Normal University Delegation and Jilin University Delegation on 7 June,...


Ageing population does not point to a crisis | George Leeson

Ageing population and declining birthrates are now a global issue. What caused the phenomenon? What lessons can China draw from international practice against the backdrop? Dr George W Leeson share...


Philosophiae Doctor (Honoris Causa) - Socio-Gerontology | Professor Monica Ferreira

A PhD (Honoris Causa) was conferred by North-West University on Prof Monica Ferreira on 22 May 2019. Professor Ferreira is one of two most prominent first generation exponents of research and de...


The good, the bad and the robotic | George Leeson

In the May edition of the Lawyers Ahead of the Curve magazine,  Dr George Leeson discusses the implications of the rising older demographic and how technology can help us moving forward. Re...


Japan, South Korea face graying future | George Leeson

Japan and South Korea face stark demographic change. Longer life spans and low birth rates in both countries have led to rapidly aging populations. At 126 million, Japan's population is already...


Owasim Akram | Erasmus Traineeship grant

The Institute welcomes Owasim Akram, Academic Visitor at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing from April 2019. Owasim was awarded the Erasmus Traineeship grant. He is a Marie Curie PhD Student...


AfOx Travel grant | Vhumani Magezi

Africa Oxford Initiative  (AxOf) Travel grant recipient Prof Vhumani Magezi talks with collaborator Dr George Leeson. ►Watch the video: AfOx Travel grant - Vhumani Magezi AfOx Travel Gr...


Scientifically-driven longevity | Sarah Harper in WIRED

Ahead of the 2019 Hay Festival, WIRED asked fifteen leading writers and thinkers to answer one question: What will be the biggest technological or scientific breakthrough in our lifetime? Read t...


Politiken with George Leeson

In a recent article in Politiken,  Dr George Leeson discussed loneliness, depression and family-conflicts among the elderly in Denmark. Politiken is a leading Danish daily broadsheet newspaper...


CPAC News | George Leeson

Dr George W Leeson was interviewed by CPAC, the Cable Public Affairs Channel. In an interview with Alison Smith, Dr George W Leeson talks about how governments and societies can adapt and p...


Tax breaks for having more children | George Leeson

An article in Euronews on measures introduced by the Hungarian Prime Minister to boost his country’s birth rates quotes Dr George W Leeson. "Our levels of fertility rates have been lo...