Max world population will reach somewhere between 6 and 15 billion by 2100 according to the UN. The High variant 15 billion is generally recognised to place significant strain on the earth’s resources. The Medium variant 10 billion will be better but will still require a significant increase in the requirement for food, fresh water, energy and minerals.
The Demographic Change Programme addresses one of the key challenges of the 21st Century: how societies will adapt to the tremendous population changes ahead.
The global labour market is being transformed by population change. This programme is examining some of the key questions through our extensive evidence base collected using self-report surveys, interviews, observation, documentary and secondary data analyses
The research programme concerns examining intergenerational family roles and relationships.
This considers the implications of population ageing for health and long-term care.
The aim of this programme is to develop and carry out research which enables an understanding and utilization of new technology as a fundamental pre-requisite for full and active citizenship.
The challenge raised by the interactions of global climate change and rapidly changing demographic structures throughout the world carries both opportunities if successfully managed and significant risks if public policy interventions fail.