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Enrol
15.8.2019 at 09:00 - 29.8.2019 at 23:59

Timetable

Here is the course’s teaching schedule. Check the description for possible other schedules.

DateTimeLocation
Tue 3.9.2019
14:15 - 17:45
Tue 10.9.2019
14:15 - 17:45
Tue 17.9.2019
14:15 - 17:45
Tue 24.9.2019
14:15 - 17:45
Tue 1.10.2019
14:15 - 17:45
Tue 8.10.2019
14:15 - 17:45

Description

This course is part of CoS.

No previous experience is needed.

This course fits well together with

- Ageing societies II: Current Developments

- Project Seminar on Population Ageing

- Courses of the gerontology professor to be appointed in the discipline of social policy

After completing the course, students will

- Be able to explain the reasons for population ageing

- Know about country differences in population ageing

- Be able to describe how people change physically, psychologically, socially and economically when ageing

- Be able to name several social consequences of population ageing

- Understand the pressure that population ageing puts on pension systems, the labour market, health care systems and care arrangements

- Be able to make suggestions on how policymakers can reform welfare policies in response to population ageing

First period

- Population ageing: What is it, what are the reasons for it, and where and when does it happen?

- Ageing: How do people change in physical, psychological, social and economic ways?

- How do societies change as populations age?

- How does population ageing affect pension systems, the labour market, health care systems and care arrangements? What are suitable reform strategies to accommodate these changes?

Recommended literature:

Komp, K., & Aartsen, M. (2013). Old Age in Europe. A Textbook of Gerontology. Dordrecht: Springer.

Timonen, V. (2008). Ageing Societies: A Comparative Introduction. New York: Open University Press.

Students will

- Give a presentation in class (30-45 minutes; will not be graded)

- Make a handout on their presentation (will not be graded),

- Write an essay about their presentation (graded on a 5-point scale)

Graded on a scale of 0 to 5 (0 = Fail, 1 = Passable, 2 = Satisfactory, 3 = Good, 4 = Very Good, 5 = Excellent)

Classroom teaching