Kaisa_2012_3_photo by Veikko Somerpuro

15.8.2019 klo 09:00 - 29.8.2019 klo 23:59


Tästä osiosta löydät kurssin opetusaikataulun. Tarkista mahdolliset muut aikataulut kuvauksesta.

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


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?

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.

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)

Classroom teaching