As of the 24 September 2015 The Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI) became the Ageing Research and Development Division within the Institute of Public Health in Ireland (IPH).
This website will remain online but will no longer be updated. To keep up to date with our work please visit the Division of Ageing Research and Development section of the IPH website.
An ageing society brings new challenges in terms of fair distribution of opportunity and risk among and across generations.The Joseph Rowntree Fund’s ‘Generations, work and poverty’ programme seeks to inform policy and practice by gathering evidence, especially on the impact of ageing on those at the bottom of the labour market, in low-paid or low-skilled work. This study investigated the role that age and generation play in employment, and
This Eurofound policy brief highlights findings on a specific topic from Eurofound’s European Quality of Life Survey (EQLS) that is of particular interest from a policy perspective. It brings results of the analysis of these data together with evidence from other Eurofound projects to formulate a number of policy pointers. The focus of this policy brief is the weekly working time preferences of people aged 50 and over.
Work, and the toll it takes on us as we age, is the focus of a group of UConn Health researchers wrapping up a study of the ageing workforce. The Center for the Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace (CPH-NEW) at UConn Health, led by Dr. Martin Cherniack, professor of medicine, is pulling data from a prospective—meaning it follows a group of people over time—study of more than 1,000 employees working in manufacturing jobs in Connecticut. Read more here.
Research has shown that employment status, such as being unemployed or retired, can be related to well-being. In addition, the direction and size of these relationships can be influenced by the employment status of one’s peer group. Read more here (access may require subscription)
A rigid workplace culture is making it difficult for older women to balance their careers with caring responsibilities, leading to decades of low pay at the end of their working lives and poverty in retirement, acording to a TUC report launched Thursday, 27 March, 2014.
Caring responsibilities limit the ability of many older people to work and older carers can face challenges both in the workplace and in finding work, according to new research from the National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre (Australia).