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In a new podcast, Dr Bethany Simmonds talks about her research that examines ageing and the health and social care crisis.

  • 10 August 2021
  • 1 min read

In a new podcast, Dr Bethany Simmonds talks about her research that examines ageing and the health and social care crisis, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.

In her new book, ‘Ageing and the crisis in health and social care: global and national perspectives’ Dr Simmonds, Senior Lecturer in the School of Education & Sociology, explores how Neoliberalism has been successful in perpetuating ‘New Ageism’ and driving intergenerational conflict by suggesting that older people’s wellbeing is at odds with younger people’s.

In the podcast, we learn how New Ageism has been used to encapsulate the divisive political rhetoric, which pitches one generation against another is, to argue older people have too many rights and benefits, and this inequity is harming younger people.

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