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

CARDI Involvement
CARDI grant programme


  • Professor Paddy Hillyard, Emeritus Professor Queen’s University Belfast
  • Dr Maureen Lyons, Senior Researcher, School of Social Justice, University College Dublin
  • Dr Demi Patsios, Policy Research Consultant
  • Dr Francesca Lundstrom, Social Policy Consultant
  • Mr David Taylor, Chartered Accountant and Management Consultant
  • Ms Sarah Machniewsk, post-graduate student, Queen’s University Belfast


  • Northern Ireland
  • Republic of Ireland

Project Lead

Professor Paddy Hillyard, Emeritus Professor of Social Policy, Queen’s University Belfast



Funding source

CARDI - Call 2



Last updated

26th September 2013
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.

Read the final report here.

Research Brief

The CARDI authored research brief is based on the findings of the research project and also contains additional information of interest.

Read the research brief here.

Read the launch presentation slides here.