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New Age (part 1)

25 minutes
First broadcast:
Tuesday 09 February 2010

In Global Business this week Peter Day explores the social and economic implications of an ageing world. As a growing proportion of older people are supported by a shrinking number of younger workers, how will we maintain productivity and what implications might this have on the world of work? Might the baby boomer generation be the key to solving the problem?

  • Contributors to this programme:

    Phillip Longman
    Senior researcher, New America Foundation and author of 'The Empty Cradle'

    George Magnus
    Senior Economic Advisor, UBS Investment Bank and author of 'The Age of Ageing'

    Siobhan Palmer
    Director of Operations, California Health and Longevity Institute

    Dianne Bown-Wilson
    Co-founder, In My Prime

    Mary Furlong
    Author of 'Turning Silver into Gold'

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