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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...


BBC World Service | Sarah Harper

Professor Sarah Harper was interviewed by BBC World Service Newshour on measures introduced by the Hungarian Prime Minister to boost his country's birth rate.   Tune in to BBC World ...


Are carebots the solution to the elderly care crisis?

Japan believes robots could help to care for people in ageing societies, and address the shortage of human carers. But can these 'carebots' really meet the needs of the elderly? Dr Georg...


Sarah Harper | The New York Times

An article in The New York Times about measures introduced by the Hungarian Prime Minister to boost the native Hungarian population quotes Professor Sarah Harper. “Like Hungary, France int...


No Country for Young People

There will be nearly 20% fewer under-25s in the county of Powys by 2039.  How can young professionals be convinced to move in? And are rural areas viable as the population ages? Listen to P...


Falling total fertility rate should be welcomed | Sarah Harper

In a recent article in The Guardian, Professor Sarah Harper discussed declining fertility rates around the world, warning that the focus on boosting populations was outdated and potentially ba...


Is low fertility good?

Professor Sarah Harper and Dr George W Leeson discussed changing fertility rates and the impact of a change in age of national and global populations in a series of interviews with media over the p...


Just keep on working | Sarah Harper in The Guardian

Professor Sarah Harper discussed increasing life expectancy and the implications of population ageing in an article in The Guardian "Want to enjoy a longer, happier life? Just keep on working....


The ageing population | Sarah Harper on RNZ

Professor Sarah Harper discussed the impacts of falling fertility and increasing life expectancy on Radio New Zealand's National Programme Saturday Morning, a magazine programme with long-form,...


Life expectancy growth stalls | Sarah Harper

Professor Sarah Harper CBE comments on figures published by the ONS which shows that 2015 to 2017 saw the lowest improvements in life expectancy at birth in the UK since the start of their series i...


How young do you feel?

BBC Radio Oxford's David Prever interviewed Professor Sarah Harper CBE about life satisfaction at 60.  Tune in to BBC Radio Oxford How young do you feel? to listen to Sarah Harper, 16 A...


Patients given 30 minutes to quit care home

An article in the Daily Express highlighting the poor treatment of older people in Britain emphasises the issue with research conducted by Fidelity International and the Oxford Institute of Populat...


Human Longevity | Kenneth Howse in Scientific American

Kenneth Howse comments on the limits of human longevity debate in a recent article “There’s No Limit to Longevity, Says Study Reviving Human Lifespan Debate” published in the Scie...