Entries by nana

Why didn’t the abolition of the One-Child Policy in China increase the fertility rate?

Responding to a dramatic decrease in the birth rate, the Chinese government announced on 31st May 2021 that couples would be permitted to have up to three children. This change follows the relaxation of birth control policies in 2015 when the long-standing ‘One-child’ policy was replaced by a ‘Two-child’ policy. Although there was a small short-term increase […]

ICD-11 and an argument about “old age”

The translation of WHO’s latest revision of the International  Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) into Portuguese, published with a declaration that it will be adopted in Brazil from the beginning of 2022, has caused uproar among the country’s specialists and academics in the field of gerontology.  The bone of contention is the inclusion of “old age” […]

Living Longer Better Seminar Series: 28th May, 11am BST

Dr Rebecca Sear will be speaking on “Grandmothers, mothers and others: the secret of our success?” in the next instalment of the Living Longer Better Seminar Series hosted by Dr Rob Salguero-Gomez. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85488891635?pwd=L2c1RHdvQmsxbk5RcVNPUnlqTTA3Zz09 Meeting ID: 854 8889 1635 Passcode: 141777   Event link: https://talks.ox.ac.uk/talks/id/86a89f3d-ea9d-4fda-9836-09edd30f9eee/