Grenier, A. and Phillipson, C. (2018). Precarious aging: Insecurity and risk in late life,” What Makes a Good Life in Late Life? Citizenship and Justice in Aging Societies, special report, Hastings Center Report 48, no. 5 (2018): S15-S18. DOI: [///]. Open access link: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/1552146x/2018/48/S3
Publication year: 2019

Population aging and longevity in the context of declining social commitments raise concerns about disadvantage, inequality, and the well‐being of older people. In this short piece, we use the concept of precarity as a lens to understand new and sustained forms of insecurity that affect late life, and we illustrate how these risks, when experienced over time and in relation to conditions such as austerity, can deepen disadvantage.

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