Think Globally, Act Locally: The Maturing of a Worldwide Science and Practice of Aging

March 28, 2013


  • Suzanne R. Kunkel

This article answers the question, “Why should we care about global aging?” with a look at the first half century (1945-2000) in the study of aging, and then delineates the reasons why studying global aging is crucial: to be educated and potentially share solutions; on a personal level because our aging is directly tied to others through worldwide economics and politics; and to head off distrust between countries.

Generations, 6-11(6).

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  • Education
  • Global Aging
  • Legal/ Advocacy