A Review of Demographic Ageing in the UK: Opportunities for Rural Research

Aileen Stockdale

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Demographic ageing is a global phenomenon. UK policy and research have, until recently, focused on national trends and implications and largely viewed ageing as a 'pensions and care' problem. While other and more positive aspects are beginning to be acknowledged, regional, local, and rural impacts remain underinvestigated. This paper, by reviewing the literature from several disciplines and countries, introduces a series of research questions that could usefully inform future geographical inquiry. It argues that the nature, experiences, and consequences of demographic ageing will vary across space, stage in the life course and numerous aspects of our everyday lives. Our current knowledge and understanding are but the tip of the iceberg in terms of the research opportunities that lie ahead.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)204-221
Number of pages18
JournalPopulation, Space and Place
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Demography


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