The living standards of older people before and after the recession

CARDI Involvement
CARDI grant programme

Researchers: 

  • Dr Demi Patsios, Consultant

Region

  • Northern Ireland
  • Republic of Ireland

Project Lead

Emeritus Professor Paddy Hillyard, consultant

Budget

€12,000

Funding source

CARDI - Data Mining

Timeframe

2010/2011

Status

Completed

Last updated

26th September 2013
This project builds on an earlier CARDI grant for the report ‘Inequalities in Old Age’ by updating the basket of living standards measures using the latest official data from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. It will cover five household possessions, participation in social activities, economising behaviours and serious financial difficulties and older people’s views on living standards.

The objectives of the project are to develop a harmonised Irish Living Standards Index for Older People, highlighting the impact of the recession and its effect on inequalities.

Read the full report here.

Read the CARDI research brief here