Thursday, 29th March 2012
UK: Golden Opportunities: Social Entrepeneurs in an Ageing Society
The number of people aged 50 and over is growing as our society ages. Yet this age group appears to be under-represented amongst social entrepreneurs.
This Findings Paper explores social entrepreneurship amongst people aged 50+, looking at the motivations, distinctive features and contributions of older social entrepreneurs, and the benefits of social entrepreneurship to them as individuals. It concludes that there is untapped potential in this age group, and that social entrepreneurship may offer some unique solutions to issues associated with an ageing society.
+ Direct link to Paper (PDF; 892 KB)
By Adrian Janes
Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes is currently an Information Services Librarian with the London Borough of Havering.
In this role, he has particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by Free Pint Ltd. in 2007. He is also involved in training and publicising online reference resources and is a regular contributor to DocuTicker.
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