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British workers have shortest retirements of any major EU country | Sarah Harper on the Telegraph


British workers have the shortest retirements in any major EU country despite significant improvements in life expectancy. Britons are also able to enjoy less time retired than their counterparts in Germany, Italy, Austria, Spain, the Netherlands and Denmark, according to the study by the OECD.

'Is the Planet Full?' Oxford Literary Festival event with Ian Golding and Sarah Harper


Oxford Literary Festival 2014

'Is the Planet Full?'

Friday 28 March 2014, 12.00 
Oxford Martin School, Lecture Theatre
Speakers: Ian Goldin, Sarah Harper, Robyn Norton, Toby Ord and Charles Godfray

Increasing longevity: consequences for individuals, families, the workplace and communities


'Life expectancy for girls has officially broken the 100-year barrier for the first time according to Public Health England. So how should young women be preparing for their future?'

George Leeson was interviewed on BBC Radio 4 Show 'Woman's Hour' on 11/02/14 to talk about Increasing longevity and its consequences for individuals, families, the workplace and communities.

Family support for the elderly is stronger in poor Indian households

Credits: Max Boschini
Poor families, especially in rural India, have stronger intergenerational support systems and are more likely to provide elderly care than middle class families.
In a lecture at the 'International Conference on Ageing Well – Management and Social Challenges' in Kumala, India, Sarah Harper remarked that:

Hilary 2014 Seminar Series: ‘Fertility and Development’


Hilary 2014 Seminar Series: ‘Fertility and Development’

Oxford Institute of Population Ageing
Seminar Room, 66 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PR

Thursdays 12:30 to 2:00 pm

Convenor: Professor Sarah Harper


Hilary 2014 Seminar Series: ‘Art, Museums, Wellbeing & Ageing’


Hilary 2014 Seminar Series: ‘Art, Museums, Wellbeing & Ageing’

Wednesdays, 12.00-1.30 pm

Weeks 1-4
Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, 66 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PR, Seminar Room
Week 5
Museum of Oxford, St Aldate’s, Oxford OX1 1BX, Lecture Theatre
Weeks 6-8
Pitt Rivers Museum, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PP, Lecture Theatre

Intergenerational fairness and pensions | Kenneth Howse's keynote address at Norway Ministry of Labour


Kenneth Howse gave a keynote address at the National Pensions Forum in Olso on 3rd December.  The forum was organised by Statistics Norway and the Research Directorate of the Ministry of Labour.  The title of the talk was "Predicaments, challenges and seriously bad outcomes".  

Increasing education of young girls will have a significant impact on future food demand


New research from Oxford University’s Collen Programme based at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing has found that increasing education of young girls

Beyond international security: social security and welfare in the MENA regions

The Middle East and North Africa Social Policy Network (MENA) at the University of Bath has hosted a workshop on Social security in the MENA regions. During the workshop, Dr. Hafiz Khan has presented a paper on 'Dynamics of Socio-Demographic Changes in GCC Countries'.

Launch of Collen Workshop & Spring School: ‘The Fertility Transition in Africa’


Workshop:‘The Fertility Transition in Africa’  

23-25 April, 2014
St.Anne’s College, University of Oxford