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George Leeson

Director of the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing.

Dr. George W. Leeson is Director of the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing, University of Oxford. Dr. Leeson’s first degree was in Mathematics, followed by a Masters in Applied Statistics, both from Oxford. His Doctoral work was in Demography, firstly at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and then at the University of Copenhagen, where he worked as an Associate Professor at the Institute of Statistics, University of Copenhagen, before returning to Oxford to take up a Senior Research Fellowship in Demography.

Dr. Leeson’s main research interests are in the socio-demographic aspects of ageing populations, covering both demographic modelling of population development and the analysis of national and international data sets.

Dr. Leeson has directed the Danish Longitudinal Future Study, which elucidates the attitudes and aspirations of future generations of older people in Denmark, and he is Principal Investigator with Professor Sarah Harper on the Global Ageing Study, a survey of 44,000 men and women aged 40 to 80 in 24 countries.

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See also: Institute Oxford Institute of Population Ageing - Multi-disciplinary group with aim to undertake research into the implications of population change

Details last updated 10-Jan-2020

George Leeson News

Is it really possible to train for that 100-year milestone?

BBC - 22-May-2020

New concept of 'Centenarian Olympics' allows humans to die young at an old age


Worldwide decline in fertility rates

BBC - 09-Nov-2018

Half of countries now have a fertility rate below the 2.1 level required to maintain their population


Gap between men's and women's life expectancy no longer closing

Telegraph - 27-Sep-2017

The gap has narrowed every year for the past decade. Between 2010 to 2012 and 2014 to 2016, the...