Inequality in Climate of Austerity

Press release issued by CARDI on 24th April 2013

Research focus on inequality in climate of austerity Inequalities among older people will be a central theme of research projects awarded funding of more than €100,000 announced today by the Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI). As austerity policies continue in both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, differences in social class will be an important theme running through the research focused on healthy ageing. It will cover inequalities in disability, dementia and frailty, as well as in behaviour affecting healthy ageing such as smoking or physical activity. Gender differences and variations between urban and rural areas will also be examined and one project will study the related topic of social exclusion among older people.

The seven research projects will analyse recent official and academic data sets and will make north-south comparisons. A summary of the five projects based in the Republic of Ireland and two in Northern Ireland can be viewed here. CARDI promotes ageing research which is designed to improve policy and practice affecting older people

For more information please contact Paul McGill, Strategic Research Officer,
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