International Affairs
3 April 2013 , Volume 69, Number 2

Advances in medicine and health care mean that people all over the globe are living longer, much longer. At the same time mothers in most countries are having fewer babies. The combination is a demographic timebomb. Sarah Harper looks at the challenges that lie ahead and the changes needed to cope with a grey new world


Professor Sarah Harper

Director of the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing at the University of Oxford


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