Economic & material

Illuminating the employment challenges of the over 50s

13th November 2014, The International Longevity Centre-UK

Working with The Prince’s Initiative for Mature Enterprise (PRIME) and Business In The Community, The International Longevity Centre have published a major new report about the challenges facing older workers, The missing million: illuminating the employment challenges of the over 50s. This is the first in a series of three reports being published on this topic over the next year. Read the report here.

Europe’s Ageing Demography: An ILC-UK 2014 EU Factpack

13th November 2014, ILC-UK

The whole of Europe is going grey, but Europe’s Ageing Demography, an ILC-UK publication, shows that Eastern Europe will be hit the hardest by the brewing demographic storm.

While it is currently the Northern and Western European countries which have the oldest populations, by 2060 many of the countries in the East will have the highest proportions over the age of 65.  

Adequate social protection for long-term care needs in an ageing society

10th November 2014, The European Commission and the Social Protection Committee

The European Commission and the Social Protection Committee released in June 2014 a joint report on 'Adequate social protection for long-term care needs in an ageing society’. The report brings together a comprehensive analysis of the challenges faced by EU countries in light of Europe’s rapid demographic ageing and suggests innovative solutions to ensure a proactive, fair and sustainable response to these challenges. 

Lancet: Series on Ageing

6th November 2014, The Lancet

A major new series on health and ageing, published in "The Lancet", warns that unless health systems find effective strategies to address the problems faced by an ageing world population, the growing burden of chronic disease will greatly affect the quality of life of older people. As people across the world live longer, soaring levels of chronic illness and diminished wellbeing are poised to become a major global public health challenge.

TILDA Report on the Emigration of Adult Children and the Mental Health of their Parents Published

4th November 2014, TILDA

A new report by The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), led by Trinity College Dublin, has shown that the mental health of mothers suffered as a consequence of the emigration of their children during the recession. The study showed that mothers experienced increased depressive symptoms and greater loneliness than mothers whose children did not emigrate.

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