Older Women Workers’ Access to Pensions: Vulnerabilities, perspectives and strategies

CARDI Involvement
CARDI grant programme


Dr Nata Duvvury - NUI Galway
Dr Áine Ní Léime - NUI Galway
Ms Aoife Callan - NUI Galway
Dr Linda Price - Queen’s University Belfast
Mr Mark Simpson - Queen’s University Belfast


  • Northern Ireland
  • Republic of Ireland

Project Lead

Dr Nata Duvvury, Co- Director, Global Women’s Studies Programme, National University of Ireland, Galway



Funding source

CARDI - Call 3


14 months



Last updated

9th March 2015
Pension reform is today a key policy issue within Ireland, North and South, in the context of the current economic and financial crisis. Yet there is little discussion of the gender dimensions of these changes. 

This interdisciplinary study being carried out by researchers from NUIG and Queen’s University Belfast will examine the position of older women workers, rural and urban, focusing on their access to economic security, particularly pensions. 

The project aims to uncover the causes and consequences of women’s current access to pensions, reveal the barriers to access and help inform more gender sensitive pension policy making.

Read the full report here.

Read the CARDI research brief here.

For further information please contact Dr. Nata Duvvury, Global Women’s Studies, NUI Galway at nata.duvvury@nuigalway.ie.