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
- 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?
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.
- 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)