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Old-Age Poverty

Old-Age Poverty

Berlin: precarious but not so sexy

Filmmaker Frances Calvert always refused handouts. It ruins friendships, she'd say. Never knowing if shed have freelance teaching work from one semester to the next, like many artists in Berlin she developed a repertoire of techniques to manage earnings that …
bubmag
September 10, 2019
Old-Age Poverty

Children and partners are key

Fewer children, distant relatives or friends, and an increasing plurality of family models: These factors impact on the availability of support and care in old age. Tiziana Nazio, a researcher at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, has explored how early fa…
bubmag
September 5, 2019
Old-Age Poverty

Aging Isn’t the Problem. Ageism Is.

Baby boomers are the fastest-growing age group in the U.S. By 2029, the national population of those aged 65 and over will be 20 percent of the country. What would an age justice platform look like so that elders could age with dignity? Today’s guests have so…
bubmag
September 2, 2019
Old-Age Poverty

Well-Being in the Blues

Is it unthinkable to link well-being to The Blues?  When you are blue, sadness rifles through every aspect of your being.  In a state of the blues, you feel lost, alone, depleted and depressed. Maybe your partner has been unfaithful and has left you for anoth…
bubmag
August 26, 2019