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One Hundred Not Out: resilience and active ageing

Publication 1 December 2011

For the first time in history in the UK the number of people over 60 outnumbers those under 16. A common reaction to this is pessimistic. This breeds social pessimism; as if we have created inexorably longer lives but are

Good days & bad days: stories of ageing in the community

Publication 1 November 2011

The demographics, statistics and predicted trends surrounding ageing can make fascinating, and sometimes alarming, reading. However, all too often researchers, policy-makers, and service providers can become transfixed by the numbers and lose sight of the individual experiences of the people

Innovating better ways of living in later life: context, examples and opportunities

Publication 1 May 2010

The paper looks at the changing facts of ageing as both a challenge and an opportunity. The focus is in particular on the many ways in which societies are innovating better ways of living longer, better ways of providing support

Weathering the storm – Negotiating Transitions in Britain Today

Publication 30 January 2010

This report looks at how people manage difficult and traumatic transitions. For some transitions such as leaving prison or care, unemployment or the end of a relationship can trigger a positive change. For others a difficult transition can undermine and

Stuck on London’s hard shoulder: Social needs in a fast moving city

Publication 1 January 2010

London is one of the wealthiest cities on the planet, but also suffers from serious levels of poverty and unemployment. London’s top 10% benefited greatly from the financial boom – but relatively little wealth trickled down and now the cost

Sinking and Swimming: Understanding Britain’s Unmet Needs

Publication 1 December 2009

This is a study of who is sinking and who is swimming in Britain today. Based on new analysis of statistical data, case studies, surveys and hundreds of conversations with people across the country, the study shows where the most

The Baby Boomer Generation and the Birth Cohort of 1945-1954 : a  European perspective

Publication 17 March 2006

Young Foundation Fellow Jim Ogg gave a working paper during the ESRC Social Science Week in March 2006 on the European Baby Boomer Generation: In a paper discussing the conceptual and methodological issues of studying baby boomers, the North American

Heatwave – Implications of the 2003 French heatwave for the social care of older people

Publication 18 October 2005

The heat wave in France during August of 2003 resulted in the deaths of an estimated 15,000 people, most of them elderly. This catastrophe was a collective failure with multiple causes and consequences. Unlike many major disasters, heat waves are

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