Lecture series

Population Aging in a Globalised World: Risks and Dilemmas?

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About the lecture

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 focused 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 covered the unequal distribution of risks in later life will be discussed:

  • burden of disease in epidemiological transition
  • financial security in retirement
  • familial resources for elderly care
  • 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.