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Sarah Harper | Demographic trends and challenges

Sarah Harper is Clore Professor of Gerontology at the University of Oxford, a Fellow of University College and Director of the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing. She currently directs the Oxford Programme on Fertility, Education and Environment (OxFEE) and is Co-PI on the DAI@Oxford Programme. Sarah was appointed a CBE for services to demography in 2018.

In this talk, Sarah Harper explains the great challenges and opportunities for the future social structure. According to United Nations forecasts, the world population is expected to reach 10.9 billion by the year 2100, though the growth will be uneven: concentration in urban environments, falling birth rates and rising longevity.