Posts bySuzanne Hall

Perennials: the golden years?

A common thread that runs through so much of our work is that things are better than we think they are. Whether we’re thinking about crime rates, levels of unemployment or the rates of immigration, our perceptions are not in line with reality. The same is true when it comes to our later life; globally,…
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Older than ever

We’re all getting older. And not just as individuals – we live in an ageing society. The median age of country populations all round the world is rising, due to declining fertility rates and rising life expectancy. Latin America is even experiencing a dramatic, double-digit change; between 2010 and 2050 Brazil’s median age is set…
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On the money?

We’ve all had that moment – you look in your bank account and there isn’t nearly as much money in there as you thought, and pay day is still an alarming amount of time away. However, our research with King’s College London suggests that people’s misperceptions about their personal finances go way beyond the occasional…
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Public Services – 2014 and beyond

Across the public sector there is some trepidation over the likely size of cuts after 2016 – whoever wins the election. So far, as we have reported every year since 2010, public services have coped relatively well with cuts. Satisfaction with most services, except road maintenance and social services, has been largely maintained or improved.…
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