A Q&A with Interim Co-Director Kavita Sivaramakrishnan on global aging and local

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

 

 

The Mailman School published a Q&A with Kavita Sivaramakrishnan, PhD, Associate Professor of Sociomedical Sciences, on the findings from her recent book "As the World Ages" (2018, Harvard University Press) wherein she urges policy and research to take context into account when faced with increased longevity throughout the world:

The response to longevity in the global South should consider the context—societies where there are simultaneous demands made for the work life, care, and health of both the young and the old, and where policymakers struggle with limited resources. In many ways, she says, global aging would be better thought of in terms of local health.