A selection of the latest ageing research publications can be accessed here. CARDI publications are highlighted by the CARDI icon to the right of each title. You can suggest additional publications you would like to see listed here.

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How do subjective longevity expectations influence retirement plans?

23rd April 2014, The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College

Increasing life expectancy has made working longer both more necessary and more possible, but the relationship between an individual’s survival expectations and his planned retirement age is unclear in the existing literature.  This study uses the US Health and Retirement Study and an instrumental variables (IV) approach to examine how subjective life expectancy influences planned retirement ages and expectations of working at older ages, and how individuals update those expectations when they receive new information.

Impact of the great recession on retirement trends in industrialised countries

23rd April 2014, Centre for Retirement Research at Boston College

The recession had a large impact on unemployment rates and growth in wealthy industrial countries.  When the recession began most rich countries were experiencing an increase in labor force participation rates after age 60.  This paper from the Centre for Retirement Research at Boston College examines whether the downturn slowed or reversed the trend toward higher old-age participation rates. Download the full report and summary here.

2030 vision: The best - and worst - futures for older people in the UK

22nd April 2014, Independent Age & International Longevity Centre-UK (ILC-UK)

A futures perspective on how we make the UK the best country to grow old in.

The speed at which the world is changing is both inspiring and alarming. We know more; we do more; there’s simply more in the world as we accumulate more ‘stuff’. We’ve even invented a whole other world we can retreat to, just in case the business of life gets too boring: the digital world - literally a new dimension to modern life.

What is the relationship between financial satisfaction and happiness among older people?

22nd April 2014, ILC-UK

A PFRC/ILC-UK report : 'What is the relationship between financial satisfaction and happiness among older people?'

A working paper by David Hayes of the Personal Finance Research Centre under the financial wellbeing in older age programme of work being carried out in collaboration with the International Longevity Centre-UK and funded by the ESRC Secondary Data Analysis Initiative.

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Social Exclusion Among Older People in Ireland, North and South

14th April 2014, CARDI


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Measuring Old-Age Social Exclusion in a Cross-Border Context

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A new report funded by the Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI) finds that many older people enjoy good social connections. However, a substantial number are at risk of social exclusion. It also finds that a lack of information about social exclusion hinders the effectiveness of policies and programmes aimed to help those older people most in need.

The wealth, health and well-being of Ireland’s older people before and during the economic crisis

10th April 2014, ESRI

The economic crisis of 2008/9 was felt more acutely in Ireland relative to most other countries and culminated in the international bailout in 2010. Given the economic collapse, Ireland provides an ideal case study of the link between wealth collapses and movements in variables such as health and well-being. Using nationally representative samples of older people collected before and during the crisis, we show that mean net assets fell by 45% between 2006/7 and 2012/13. In spite of this massive fall in wealth, measures of health and well-being remained broadly unchanged.

Understanding the lives of older people living with frailty

9th April 2014, Age UK/ Ipsos MORI

The word ‘frail is used in different ways – as a medical term by clinicians, as an adjective by friends and family and, for too many people, as a judgement. As such it can be used to characterise an older person’s circumstances, capacities and needs without properly acknowledging the person behind the term.

Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England: Interim Report

3rd April 2014, The Kings Fund

The interim report from the Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England was published on 3 April 2014. It explains why the commission believes England needs a single health and social care system, with a ring-fenced, singly commissioned budget, and more closely aligned entitlements.

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Cognitive Ability, Expectations, and Beliefs about the Future: Psychological Influences on Retirement Decisions

31st March 2014, Michigan Retirement Research Center

Recent advances in behavioral decision research, behavioral economics, and life-span development psychology provide leverage for expanding our understanding of the decision to retire earlier versus later. This report from the Michigan Retirement Research Center  examines how cognitive abilities, perceptions about the future, and other psychological characteristics affect retirement decisions.