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The demographic time bomb

last modified Feb 28, 2014 03:44 PM
By 2032 a quarter of the British population will be over the age of 65. On November 3, a panel of economists, businessmen and social scientists will gather in Cambridge to discuss the issues surrounding this rapid demographic change.


Part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas, Dr Gemma Burgess gave a presentation focusing on the potentially unsustainable pressures of an ageing demographic who own £932 billion in equity in their homes, but who will in the coming years be relying ever more heavily on health and social care services. 

Please click here for more details on the University website