The Big Debate: Living Longer

Are the baby boomers having it all at the expense of the next generations? We are living longer than ever before but are we planning properly for the future? Isabel Fraser and a studio audience debate the consequences of an ageing population with a panel of senior politicians.

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 48'33''
  • Broadcast year: 2011
Curriculum Connection
  • Sociology | How are family life and relationships changing? | Nuclear families, extended families, lone parent families, reconstituted families, same-sex families, non-family households, lone-person households. Family life and diversity: emerging family types, trends in marriage, divorce and cohabitation. Demographic changes: birth rate, family size, age at marriage, age of childbearing, ageing population.

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UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC One
  • Programme: The Big Debate: Living Longer