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Financial planning for social care in later life: the ‘shadow’ of fourth age dependency

On a day when the future financing of social care is the subject of a new announcement by the Coalition government, Ageing and Society publish our research on how older couples grapple with these matters: Financial planning for social care in later life: the ‘shadow’ of fourth age dependency Article by Debora Price, Dinah Bisdee, … Continue reading

A new single tier state pension above the poverty line – is it fair?

Attending the HC Work and Pensions Committee yesterday to discuss the new proposed single tier pension as suggested in the Green Paper, “A State Pension for the 21st Century”, one idea was repeatedly raised by the MPs –  what to say to constituents who say that they contributed all their lives to National Insurance, only … Continue reading

The young, the old, and understanding well-being in later life

How should we engage children and young people in thinking about long term financial well-being?  I know this is a little off-piste, but I really do think that the greatest way to engage children in understanding of lifetime and lifecourse issues (of all kinds) is to encourage living in intergenerational communities. Where interacting with people … Continue reading

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