Precarious Aging: Insecurity and Risk in Later Life

Amanda Grenier, Christopher Phillipson

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWhat Makes a Good Life in Late Life
Subtitle of host publicationCitizenship and Justice in Aging Societies
EditorsNancy Berlinger
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Ltd
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Publication series

NameA Hastings Center special report


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