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The Century Plan Podcast | Our Ageing Population

Season 3 Episode 7

Podcast Introduction

Welcome to The Century Plan, a podcast that looks at financial independence. How to achieve it, and how to maintain it, during a lifetime which may see people, born today, living to age 100. Dennis Hall and Sarah Steele educate and highlight ways to build a brighter retirement through financial planning.

In this episode of The Century Plan Sarah and Dennis are pleased to welcome their guest Professor Sarah Harper CBE.

Sarah is a world-renowned scientist and Clore Professor of Gerontology at the University of Oxford. She’s a fellow at University College and Director of the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing and she was appointed CBE for services to demography in 2018. Sarah’s written books including How Population Change Will Transform Our World, Ageing Societies, Risk and Resilience and Global Ageing.

During this episode, Sarah Harper shares her insights on how society needs to adapt to us living for longer and the way our increased life expectancy is changing the world and our retirements. We cover:

What drives our increased life expectancy.

The ageing workforce.

Ageism in the workplace.

How AI aids the shift in our workplace demographic.

Flexible working for employees in their 60s and 70s.

How the media is creating intergenerational conflict.

Whether the current state pension age is suitable.

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About the hosts

Dennis Hall – Read bio.

Sarah Steele – Read bio.

Useful links:

For more information on Sarah’s work: The Oxford Institute of Population Ageing

To hear Sarah on Radio 4: The Life Scientific with Professor Sarah Harper CBE


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