age-related, social exclusion, cross-border

Measuring age-related social exclusion in a cross-border context

CARDI Involvement

Project Lead

Dr Kieran Walsh, National University of Ireland Galway


  • Professor Tom Scharf, Social Gerontology, NUI Galway
  • Mr Padraic Ward, Health Economics, NUI Galway
  • Professor Vanessa Burholt, Social Gerontology, Swansea University
This project will identify indicators of social exclusion relating to material and financial resources; social relations; services, amenities and mobility; civic activities; space and place; and cultural aspects.

These will be used to construct a comparative analysis of social exclusion among older people in Ireland, north and south, and to investigate the feasibility of constructing a cross-border measure of age-related social exclusion.

Dr Walsh will be advised by an expert group from nine different countries. 

CARDI grant programme