Tag: ageing population

  • Social Problems facing Britain in 2020…

    My top 14 social problems facing Britain in 2020: Pollution and the environment Inequality, low pay and poverty Inflation/ cost of living/ especially housing unemployment and underemployment Race relations The Ageing population Crime, law and order Mental health – depression/ anxiety (/suicide) Sexual inequalities Drug and alcohol abuse Lack of faith (trust) in government Immigration/…

  • Japan’s Declining and Ageing Population

    Last year Japan’s population declined by 300, 000, to 126 million, and and its population is predicted to decline to 87 million by 2040. Japan also has an ‘ageing population’ – it is already one of the world’s oldest nations, which a median age of 46, and its predicted that by 2040 there will be…

  • Sociology in the News – The Ageing Population and The Crisis in Social Care

    A couple of not very pleasant news-items which relate to the problems of the ‘ageing population’: The U.K. is on the brink of a social care crisis according to The Independent (November 2016) – with local authorities saying they could face a £2.6 billion funding gap by 2020. According to The Guardian (December 2016), this is because funding…

  • The Consequences of an Ageing Population

    Populations across Europe are getting older which can create social problems related to higher levels of poor health among older people and a greater financial and caring ‘burden’ on younger generations. But careful social planning can help to overcome these challenges. What are the consequences of an ageing population? This is a summary of a…

  • The consequences of an ageing population mind map

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