Population Aging in a Globalized World


Wednesday 30 May 2018, 6:00pm - 7:30pm

Population Aging in a Globalized World: Risks and Dilemmas? Professor Hafiz Khan PhD is Professor of Public Health at the Graduate School, University of West London and an associate research fellow at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, The University of Oxford, UK. He trained as a statistician and has developed his academic career in the area of public health over the last 25 years. His current research interests include healthy ageing, co-morbidity in later life and long-term care and support provisions for the elderly. He has published important articles on health and population related issues and disseminated research findings through all media. He has co-authored two books, "Research Methods for Business and Social Science", Sage, 2007 and 2014. He is a fellow of the Royal Statistical Society and the Royal Society for Public Health and is a member of the academic advisory panel of the UK Commonwealth Scholarship Commission. The 21st century has been described as the first era in human history when the world will no longer be young. There will be drastic changes in many aspects of our lives including socio-demographics, financial preparedness, and attitudes towards old age. This talk will focus on global population ageing and will evaluate the likely risks and opportunities of demographic ageing within the context of the health and wellbeing of individuals. Four main areas covering the unequal distribution of risks in later life will be discussed: (1) burden of disease in epidemiological transition (2) financial security in retirement (3) familial resources for elderly care (4) a workforce for elderly care. While population ageing is a global trend, its impact is not equal everywhere. Developing countries are likely to face more challenges than developed countries in the years to come. If you wish to attend this event, please register your attendance using the link below;

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