Today’s local elections are widely touted as being a sure-fire success story for the Labour Party, but demographic changes since 2014 suggest it may not be as simple as that. Continue reading
Since our last media update, ILC-UK has gained national and international TV and radio coverage and national print coverage for our work on dementia, retirement transitions and the 2017 Future of Ageing Conference.
Rochelle Amour, Consultant, Age Caribbean, examines the use of technology in Trinidad and Tobago’s care sector.
The Salvation Army is there for people during a crisis – when a family needs a food parcel, when an unemployed person needs help into work, when a man or woman has been freed from modern slavery – we do all that we can to help. Continue reading
We all know the adage “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks”. When it is applied to older people, and highly-experienced older workers in particular, however, it is both silly and insulting. Continue reading
With increasing life expectancy and decreasing fertility rates across Europe, there are concerns that the financial sustainability of pensions systems, as well as health and social care, are in jeopardy. In short, a growing number of older people are receiving pension and health and care provision. Continue reading
The business corporation is undoubtedly the most dominant economic construct of the past century. The nation state is diminishing in its power, cities are indeed growing Continue reading
Redefining old age as the last 15 years of life would largely solve the ageing problem across the world
A few weeks ago we explored how redefining old age as the last 15 years of life (prospective measure) would change the shape of the dependency ratio for the UK. Continue reading
Stagnant productivity growth and lower migration will put greater emphasis on older workers to do the heavy economic lifting but this won’t resolve our economic malaise
It is no secret that the UK’s productivity performance is dire. But it’s worth underscoring just how dire with a few numbers. Continue reading
Reorienting society and public policy to define “old age” as the last 15 years of life could largely solve the “ageing problem”
Many of us, including yours truly, typically define working age as the years between 16 and 64 and old age as anything over the age of 65. Continue reading