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Benefit or burden? Coming to terms with ageing Britain

Events • Debate

Is the welfare generation a myth? Is our ageing population a ‘burden’, or is this just a lazy concept and out of step with the new dynamics of ageing? What can our economy gain from an older workforce, and how can our politicians and policy makers harness the potential in an ageing population?

This event was the first in a season of British Academy Debates on Ageing.


Professor Alan Walker FBA, Professor of Social Policy and Social Gerontology, University of Sheffield
Professor Sir John Hills FBA, Professor of Social Policy, LSE
Bronwen Maddox, Editor and Chief Executive, Prospect Magazine
Professor Julia Twigg, Professor of Social Policy and Sociology, University of Kent 

Chaired by Evan Davis, BBC.

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