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Inequalities in Old Age: The impact of the recession on older people in Ireland, North and South CARDI Grants

Creator:

Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI)

Subject Keywords: Inequality, Old age, Social protection
Topic: Health Inequalities
Chronic Conditions
Health Inequalities
Catalogue: Research and Evaluation
Report
Type: Report
Region: All-island
Description:

Inequalities in Old Age: the impact of the recession on older people in Ireland, North and SouthAbout the research:This research, led by Professor Paddy Hillyard, Emeritus Professor Queen’s University Belfast, was carried out with funding from CARDI’s Grants Programme Call 2. The purpose of the study was to analyse the impact of the recession on older people in Northern Ireland (NI) and the Republic of Ireland (ROI) and the extent to which inequalities within the older population have been affected by the economic crisis.Research Brief:This brief, authored by CARDI staff, is based on the findings of the research project and also contains additional information of interest.Research Team:Professor Paddy Hillyard, Emeritus Professor Queen’s University Belfast - lead researcher;Dr Francesca Lundström, Research Consultant;Dr Demi Patsios, Policy Research Consultant;Sarah Machniewski, Researcher;David Taylor, Chartered Accountant and Management Consultant;Dr Maureen Lyons, Research Manager, School of Social Justice, UCD.Methodology and availability of data:Several methods were used in the research, including:· a review of relevant literature;· a detailed analysis of many databases relevant to older people’s incomes and lives;·building a model to assess the impact of the recession on older people;surveys of financial advisers in voluntary, private and public sectors;·six focus groups, three each in NI and RoI.Availability of data:Despite the huge amount of information which is officially collected and published in NI and RoI, very little is directly comparable.  The development of a mechanism to encourage the production of more comparable data North and South would be very beneficial. For example, this study identified a basket of 25 factors that can be used to compare the living standards of older people in NI and RoI and to monitor changes in future yearsTo access the full report please click on the following link:Inequalities in Old Age: the impact of the recession on older people in Ireland, North and SouthPlease find the presentation from the launch below:Inequalities, Pensions and the Recession by Prof Paddy Hillyard, Queen’s University Belfast and Dr Demi Patsios, Policy Research Consultant, Dr Francesca Lundström, Research Consultant.    

Date:

05/11/2010

DOI:

10.14655/415-39381

Rights: © Public
Suggested citation:

Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI). (2010) Inequalities in Old Age: The impact of the recession on older people in Ireland, North and South CARDI Grants [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/39381 [Accessed: 26th April 2019].

  

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