Demography

Aspire: Age Sector Platform 20th edition

17th June 2015, Age Sector Platform

The 20th edition of aspire - Age Sector Platform's magazine - is now available to view online.

This year the format of the Pensioners Parliament changed and inside this edition you can read all about the first two ‘themed parliaments’ – on fuel poverty and health & social care.  This edition also features the launch of a significant piece of research into older people’s views of the health service here; and the launch of a new guide to help older people feel safe.

TILDA findings on formal home-care utilisation by older adults

16th June 2015, TILDA

Research led by Dr. Catriona Murphy (HRB Research Fellow) of TILDA and published in Health and Social Care in the Community reveals that 8.2% of those aged 65 years and older in Ireland are utilising publicly financed formal home-care in the form of domestic help and/or personal care. This is equivalent to more than 41,000 older adults utilising these services in the Irish population. Read the report here.

Retirement in the 21st century

16th June 2015, Joseph Rowntree Foundation


Employment rates of older men have increased steadily since the mid-1990s, following a period of decline from the late 1960s. At the same time, employment rates of older women have continued to increase. This growth was only somewhat arrested during the recent recession. This study from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation looks at the factors contributing to this growth in employment. Read the report here.

Understanding age and the labour market

16th June 2015, Joseph Rowntree Foundation


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

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