Growing old globally

Three generations of Turkish women in Cappadocia (@Flickr/John Kroll)

Although this programme was made in 2005, as part of a Radio Netherlands’ theme month on aging, the basic facts have not changed: the world is “getting older” because we are living longer and having fewer children. This is happening faster and sooner in the wealthy West, but it is happening everywhere. And for quite some time now, experts have been looking into what this means —  the financial, cultural, social and medical challenges involved. Among the speakers: Dr. Richard Jackson, director of the Global Aging Initiative of the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Washington D.C.

Producer: Anne Blair Gould

Broadcast: February 1, 2005