The living standards of older people before and after the recession

CARDI Involvement
CARDI grant programme


  • Dr Demi Patsios, Consultant


  • Northern Ireland
  • Republic of Ireland

Project Lead

Emeritus Professor Paddy Hillyard, consultant



Funding source

CARDI - Data Mining





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