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ISCFHA Report Published

The Oxford Institute on Population Ageing is pleased to publish the Report "DEVELOPING THE INDUSTRIAL STRATEGY CHALLENGE FUND HEALTHY AGEING (ISCFHA): a technologically enabled ecosystem ...


Care duties take older workers out of jobs market | Sarah Harper

Professor Sarah Harper comments on the economic impact on older workers caring for relatives in the Financial Times. "Government is pushing the responsibility for caring for ...


Access to contraception not ‘silver bullet’ to stem population growth in Africa

A new study challenges the misconception that rising population growth in Africa is caused solely by inadequate family planning. Greater economic development across Africa in the years ahead cou...


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...