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Globalisation, global ageing and intergenerational change

Chris Phillipson

in Ageing and intergenerational relations

Published by Policy Press

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9781847422057
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301424 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847422057.003.0002
Globalisation, global ageing and intergenerational change

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This chapter explores the interaction between demography and globalisation. It observes that population ageing has been a major factor influencing changes in intergenerational relations, and such a demographic shift is firmly located in broader social and economic developments, including processes associated with globalisation. It also examines how demographic shifts and globalisation are currently influencing the nature of intergenerational relations by linking those two issues together, and asks, are any new forms of contact and reciprocity across generations emerging within and beyond national boundaries?

Keywords: demography; globalisation; population ageing; intergenerational relations; demographic shifts; national boundaries

Chapter.  7526 words. 

Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing

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