Towards a Globalization of Aging

  • Jason L. Powell Coventry University
Keywords: Aging, Globalization, International Inquiry, Social Policy, Theory Building


This article locates an understanding of comparative grounding of aging through the theory of globalization. It reviews the trends of aging in various countries across the continents and points out important policy issues facing nation states with decreasing sovereignty in the face of various challenges brought about by globalization. The need to reconsider theorizing aging by exploring and integrating theories of globalization is highlighted.