This course is also a part of the Contemporary Societies program.
No previous experience is needed.
This course fits well together with:
- Ageing societies II: Current developments
- Project seminar on population ageing
After completing the course, students will ...
- be able to explain 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
Teaching period I
- population ageing: what is it, what are the reasons, where and when did it happen
- ageing: how do people change when they are in a physical, psychological, social and economic way
- how do societies change when 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.
The students will:
- give a presentation in class (30-45 minutes; will not be graded)
- make a handout about their presentation (will not be graded),
- write an essay about their presentation (graded on a 5 point scale)
Asteikolla 0-5 (0 = hylätty, 1 = välttävä, 2 = tyydyttävä, 3 = hyvä, 4 = kiitettävä, 5 = erinomainen)