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Anti-ageing: Is it possible, and would we want it?

Anti-ageing: Is it possible, and would we want it? | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Eternal youth has been a human preoccupation for millennia. But what would happen if we could actually halt the ageing process?
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Article cites the the Centre for Population Change (CPC), which was established in January 2009. Funded by the ESRC, it is the UK's first research centre on population change. 

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The rise of childlessness

The rise of childlessness | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

POCKET LIVING has been building and selling small flats in London since 2005. The flats have many of the things that young, single people want, such as bicycle storage, and lack the things they do not, such as large kitchens and lots of bookshelves.

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Article quotes Professor Ann Berrington, who leads two ESRC funded research projects at the Centre for Population Change.

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Immigration power needed, says expert

Immigration power needed, says expert | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Scotland's working population is likely to shrink because the UK government is willing to inflict "collateral damage" on the country in its drive to reduce immigration, an expert claimed.

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The Centre for Population Change (CPC) was established in January 2009. Funded by the ESRC, it is the UK's first research centre on population change.

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It’s just not fair: how oldies became the latter-day teenagers

It’s just not fair: how oldies became the latter-day teenagers | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
Baby boomers think they invented the adolescent. Now they are busy giving retirement a makeover
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Article quotes the Centre for Population Change's longitudinal work on “the changing life course” ,funded by the ESRC. The research suggests a role with grandchildren is valued highly, as is friendship, “connectedness” and experiences (weekends away, reviving Britain’s seaside economy) .

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How do we live to 100 and enjoy it?

What does it take for us to get to 100 years old? What are our chances of living beyond a century? How do our early years, lifestyle, work and where we live affect our lifespan? These are just some of the questions raised in a new exhibition being taken around the UK by population experts at the University of Southampton.

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The article discusses the flagship event of the 2014 ESRC Festival of Social Science.

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