Demography

Keeping active for better ageing CARDI report
CARDI Involvement

Keeping active for better ageing

23rd April 2015, CARDI

CARDI recently launched a new report Keeping Active for Better Ageing that examines the factors that encourage more physical activity in older adults with a particular focus on potential policy and practice interventions.

The report was compiled by Conor Breen, CARDI Policy Officer.

Read the report here>>

CARDI Involvement

CARDI E-Bulletin April 2015

14th April 2015, CARDI

CARDI's e-bulletin provides up-to-date information on ageing research and policy including the latest research and innovation and events and funding. In April 2015 edition top stories include:

  • Heart disease and disability in older people
  • International Training Programme on Ageing- Call for Applications
  • Supporting next generation leaders - workshop
  • IAGG-ER 2015: CARDI participation
  • Social inclusion and ageing with an intellectual disability

Read CARDI E-bulletin April 2015 here

 

The long-run effect of maternity leave benefits on mental health: Evidence from European countries

13th April 2015, Social Science & Medicine

This paper  from researchers at London School of Economics and Political Science examines whether maternity leave policies have an effect on women's mental health in older age. It links data for women aged 50 years and above from countries in the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) to data on maternity leave legislation from 1960 onwards. The findings suggest that a more generous maternity leave during the birth of a first child is associated with a reduced score of 0.38 points in the Euro-D depressive symptom scale in old age.

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Secular Changes in Late-life Cognition and Well-being: Towards a Long Bright Future with a Short Brisk Ending?

31st March 2015, Humboldt University Berlin

This paper from researchers at Humboldt University and the Max Planck Institute for Human Development looks at how socio-cultural contexts have impacted on the experience of ageing.

Looking at two stages of the Berlin Aging Study, the first carried out between 1990 and 1993 and the second between 2013 and 2014, the team made some large-scale assessments of how old-age vitality has changed and put forward some reasons behind changes.

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