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Institute's Collaborative Research and Strong Links with South Africa

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The International Strategy Office at Oxford University has released a publication on collaborative research between South Africa and Oxford, featuring the African Research Network on Ageing (AFRAN).
 

For love or reward? Characterising preferences for giving to parents in an experimental setting

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A new article by Dr Maria Porter “For love or reward? Characterising preferences for giving to parents in an experimental setting” has been accepted in the Economic Journal. The article is the result of lab experiments Maria conducted while in Oxford and examines the motivations behind intergenerational transfers. The existence and responsiveness of familial transfers has consequences for the design of intra- and intergenerational redistributive programmes, particularly as such programmes may crowd out private transfers amongst altruistic family members.

Book release: Identidades, Vinculos y Transmision Generacional

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George Leeson has recently published the book chapter: 'Becoming a grandfather is life’s dessert. A study of the role of grandfathers in the modern family in Denmark' .

The study is included in the book Identidades, Vinculos y Transmision Generacional edited by Latin American Network members Alejandro Klein, Ana Maria Chavez Hernandez, Luis fernando Macias Garcia & Carmen Rea.

Institute's Partnerships and Research Programmes in Mexico

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The International Strategy Office at Oxford University has released a publication on long-standing Mexico-Oxford partnerships, featuring the Latin American Network on Ageing, directed by Dr George W Leeson.

Dr George Leeson appointed Visiting Professor of Demography at the University of Guanajuato, Mexico

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Dr George Leeson has been appointed Visiting Professor of Demography at the University of Guanajuato - Leon,  Mexico

George Leeson coordinates LARNA, the Latin American Research Network on Ageing. LARNA provides a platform for exchange and capacity building between network members and facilitates collaborative research and training initiatives.

Living longer, working Longer | Sarah Harper on BBC Breakfast Special

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As part of a BBC Breakfast week of special reports, Professor Sarah Harper speaks about working later in life, changing workforce and implications of the shift from a younger to an older population.

As the workforce changes to reflect an ageing population, will attitudes change too? 

> WATCH BBC ‘Living Longer’ Special, Part II: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02gtp3h

Interview with Dr George Leeson | Living Longer - a BBC Breakfast Special

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Dr George Leeson was interviewed today on BBC Breakfast special - Living longer.

In a special series this week, BBC Breakfast is exploring the changing attitudes to old age, and what a society with a growing number of pensioners means for us all.

Sarah Harper to speak at Nobel Week Dialogue 2014 | Live-streaming from Stockholm on 09/12/2014

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Prof Sarah Harper will join a panel of Nobel Laureates, world-leading scientists, experts and thought leaders in the 'Nobel Week Dialogue 2014'. NWD14 will introduce scientific and cultural implications of population ageing and explore new perspectives on the challenges and opportunities of ageing.

Can the planet sustain a growing population estimated to reach 10 billion people?

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A panel of leading academics came together at the Oxford Martin School last week to discuss the problem of the world's growing population. The panel discussion, entitled 'Is the Planet Full?', followed the publication of the book of the same name, earlier this year, and focused on a variety of the topics and implications surrounding the issue in question.

The Role of Online and Technical Innovation in Social Care | Green Templeton College, 24/11/2014

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GTC Care Initiative 'Conversation on Care'
The Role of Online & Technical Innovation in Social Care

Green Templeton College, E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Monday 24 November 2014, 6pm.