Dermot Grenham

Dermot Grenham is chief actuary for the social security, demography and overseas pensions team of the Government’s Actuary Department in the UK. He has held various financial reporting roles in the private sector. Dermot also teaches demography and development studies at the London School of Economics. He has previously been a member of the Council of the UK Actuarial Profession and is currently a member of the UK Actuarial Profession’s Micro-insurance Working Group.



The coming great shrinkage
12 Jan 2016 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: demography, International Monetary Fund, population decline, population projections
A report from the IMF suggests that population decline could come sooner than we think.


Are kids with non-religious parents kinder than those with religious parents?
10 Nov 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: altruism, kindness, religion, selfishness
University of Chicago psychologists have tested children from around the world.


Can China and Japan reverse their birth decline?
27 Nov 2013 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: China, fertility rate, Japan
The social norm of small or no families has become deeply entrenched.


Is demography destiny after all?
29 Jul 2013 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: falling birth rates
Whoever coined the phrase should have trademarked it. He'd be making a mint.


Could you write a thriller about over-population?
11 Jul 2013 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: Dan Brown, overpopulation fiction, overpopulation myth
Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code, proves that you can -- or at least that you can try.


How many people is too many?
13 Sep 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: demography, United Nations
The latest projections from the United Nations show that there could be 10 billion people on the planet by 2100.


Is low fertility bottoming out?
20 Oct 2009 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: ageing population, fertility
The received wisdom among demographers and other social sciences is that as countries develop economically and socially their fertility rates decline. However, a recent article in Nature1 has shown that at higher levels of development, as measured by the UN’s Human Development Index (HDI), the fall in fertility goes into reverse. Could this be the answer to the problem of ageing populations?


Dead Aid
6 Apr 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags:
Could Africa be poor because developed countries give undeveloped ones too much money?


Too many at the dining table?
5 Apr 2009 | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY |  
tags: sustainable development


UK to shake up retirement scheme
16 Dec 2005 | FEATURES |  
tags:
The British are living longer and having fewer children. How are they going to cover the cost of caring for their elderly? A new report outlines the options.


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