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Depopulation Timebomb | Sarah Harper

The world’s population is set to expand to 9.7 billion but will contract sharply by 2064 with enormous economic, social and geopolitical implications – with urbanisation becoming a univ...


Shrinking Family Sizes | Sarah Harper

ONS data shows that nearly half of women born in 1989 remained childless by their 30th birthday, compared with 38 per cent for their mothers’ generation. Professor Sarah Harper commen...


Why declining birth rates are good news for life on Earth | Sarah Harper

Professor Sarah Harper comments on declining fertility rates in an article in The Guardian - Why declining birth rates are good news for life on Earth . "Rather than deny you...


South Korea's shrinking population | George Leeson

Dr George W Leeson was interviewed for Korean Arirang TV - In-depth News about the causes and consequences of the low levels of childbearing in South Korea.  Arirang Broadcasting ...


Do China's 'one child generation' want more children? | George Leeson

Census results in the US and in China indicate that both countries are likely to start shrinking in population much sooner than they thought. China is under pressure to boost measures for c...


Birth bust | Sarah Harper in The Telegraph

Professor Sarah Harper comments on the impact of Covid-19 on declining birth rates in an article published in The Telegraph. "Because this pandemic has largely killed older adults...


Impact of Covid-19 on birth rates | Sarah Harper

Professor Sarah Harper discussed the impact of Covid-19 on declining birth rates and a significant fall in population size across the UK in a series of interviews with media over the past...


Covid-19 deaths can be reduced by up to 93 per cent if over-55s only socialise with people in their own age group | Comments by Sarah Harper

Professor Sarah Harper comments in MailOnline on the research findings of a new study looking at the idea of minimising the death rate from coronavirus by restricting people from mee...


Covid’s second coming: how did Britain get back in this mess?

Professor Sarah Harper comments on Covid’s long-term impact on patienst in an article published in The Observer.     “People have taken on board health in...


Journal of Population Ageing | Volume 13, Issue 3

We are pleased to announce that the Journal of Population Ageing Volume 13, Issue 3 is now available online. In this issue:  Editorial notes by Sarah Harper&nbs...


Will over 50s have to stay in lockdown? | Sarah Harper

Professor Sarah Harper shared her views in a BBC Radio London interview about the possibility of over 50s being asked to stay at home to avoid another lockdown.  ► Liste...


Population estimates | Sarah Harper

In the light of new data published in the Lancet, forecasting major shifts in global population and economic power, Professor Sarah Harper discussed the Institute's research into...


Covid-19 infections 'higher in care homes in England that use more agency staff' | Sarah Harper

Professor Sarah Harper comments on the ONS findings, highlighing how agency care home staff, often on low pay or zero-hours contracts, may have inadvertently contributed to the spread of the v...


Over 70s given green light to join social bubbles | Sarah Harper

There was confusion early in the COVID-19 outbreak as to whether people aged over 70 would be asked to self-isolate for longer than the rest of the population, even if they were in good h...


Care homes are the centre of the Covid-19 pandemic | Sarah Harper

What has the coronavirus crisis revealed about care for the elderly in the UK? Does the care system in Britain seem unfair to the elderly? Professor Sarah Harper co...