How to live to 100 and tell people about it!

by Teresa McGowan

We are all living longer; since 1850, we’ve gained around 2.5 years of life expectancy per decade and it’s estimated that one in three children born today will live to be 100 years old. In Europe there is one retiree for every four people of working age, by 2060 this is expected to rise to one in two.

In our exhibition, ‘How to get to 100 – and enjoy it’, we ask people to explore how our early years, lifestyle, work and where we live can affect our lifespan. Continue reading

Jane Falkingham: the challenge of an ageing population

Jane Falkingham is Professor of Demography and International Social Policy at the University of Southampton and Director of the ESRC Centre for Population Change, exploring the drivers and consequences of a changing population. Much of her research over the past 20 years has focused on the social policy implications of population ageing and the wellbeing of older people, with her research taking an explicitly life-course approach.

Jane Falkingham

To coincide with the UN’s World Population Day (11 July), here are Jane Falkingham’s reflections on an ageing population – first published in our Outlook at 50 series during our 50th anniversary year in 2015. Continue reading

Is 62 the new 50? – Fifty years of Population Change and fifty years of the ESRC

Professor Jane Elliott is the Chief Executive of the ESRC.

Professor Jane Elliott

On Thursday evening (25 June) I attended an event hosted by the British Academy and organised by the British Society for Population Studies. The aim was to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of ESRC and the role we have played in supporting research in demography. Continue reading