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17:00 - 18:00 17 September 2014

Inequalities in Frailty in Later Life: Patterns and determinants


Galton Lecture Theatre | 1-19 Torrington Place (link Map)
London | WC1E 7HB | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Student

Speaker information

Professor James Nazroo, Professor of Sociology and Director of Cathy Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research, Manchester University

We have seen a rapid and continuing growth in life expectancy, which, with the baby boomer cohort heading into post-retirement life, has resulted in significant and ongoing ageing of our population. Coupled with this, there are suggestions that we are also seeing a compression of morbidity. That is, alongside increasing life expectancy we are also seeing a shorter proportion of later life spent in illness or disability. This demographic shift has led to marked policy concern over the financial pressures resulting from an increasing proportion in the population of older, non-productive and financially, if not physically, dependent people. This event will review the demographic and policy context, and place that within a focus on inequality.

Followed by wine & snacks in the café area, ground floor.


Floriana Bortolotti
+44 (0)207 679 1681 | f.bortolotti@ucl.ac.uk