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Population ageing and international developmentFrom generalisation to evidence$
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Peter Lloyd-Sherlock

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9781847421920

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847421920.001.0001

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Older people, pensions and development

Older people, pensions and development

(p.61) Three Older people, pensions and development
Population ageing and international development

Peter Lloyd-Sherlock

Policy Press

Most discussion about the effects of development on older people is heavily generalised and tends towards a negative and gloomy set of predictions. Since a simplified life-stage approach to exploring these effects — comparing populations aged 60 or over to other age groups at a fixed point in time — is rather limited and least helpful, this chapter develops a more refined and dynamic framework based on the concepts of lifecourse, cohort and generation. The remaining part of the chapter focuses on how development affects economic status in later life, before turning to other aspects of wellbeing. Throughout the discussion, particular attention is paid to whether development encourages positive and active experiences of old age, or whether it promotes deprivation and dependency.

Keywords:   development, lifecourse, cohort, generation, dependency, later life, wellbeing

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