The International Longevity Centre members are concerned not just about the impact of demographic change today but the future opportunities and challenges which come from an ageing society.
Across the world we are living longer and seeing growth in the numbers of older old. Simply taking into account demographic change, we will see more people with a need for long term care and more people with dementia.
We are also seeing structural change in society, with more people living alone, higher divorce rates and increasing levels of childlessness.
Our expectations of health services are changing alongside the development of new drugs and technologies. How we pay for health with these changes is a major challenge.
We live in a fast changing world. 134 years ago the first two way phone call was made. It took until 2000 for half of the world to own a phone, yet by 2007 half of the world owned a mobile phone. And whilst it took 75 years for telephones to reach 50 million users, it only took four years for the internet to reach a similar number. Technology is changing the way we live and our relationship to society.
Meanwhile, climate change and other environmental challenges pose serious threats for society and will impact on all of us.
These changes will have a significant impact on our economy and society as a whole. They are questions which the ILC Global Alliance explores.
This monograph has been produced by the Centre of Expertise in Longevity and Long-term Care (Faculty of Humanities, Charles University, Prague), International Longevity Centre-Czech Republic.
26 March 2013
This new research, by David Sinclair of ILC-UK, for Age UK, considers the market potential of the older consumer and highlights how companies can make more of this population.
01 December 2010
A report summarizing an ILC-UK and Actuarial Profession joint-conference called “Choosing Population Projections for Public Policy”, that looked at the formulation of population
31 July 2009
An ILC-UK collection of expert essays exploring how the 'lifetime neighbourhoods agenda' for housing and the built environment can respond to the economic downturn.
30 April 2009
This ILC-France report describes demographic data and examines the causes of the increase in longevity and implications on working lives.
31 January 2009
The books examine positive aspects of and successful adaptations to aging and focus on challenges and concerns for families, policy makers, and governments in caregiving and end-of-life issues.
31 January 2009
This ILC-UK brief summarises a public debate exploring decumulation in the context of the economic downturn.
30 December 2008