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.
Numerous studies have found no evidence to support the theory that keeping older workers in jobs limits the opportunities for younger people. On the contrary, all the evidence shows that helping people in their 50s and early 60s to stay in the workplace is essential – not only for their own long-term financial prospects but also for the wellbeing of the economy as a whole. Read more here.
Carlos Slim, the world's second richest man, has called for a three-day working week, arguing that a shorter week, offset by longer hours and later retirement, would boost productivity and improve our quality of life. Read more here.
The 2014/2015 Social Protection Report published by the International Labour Organization (ILO) provides an overview of the structure and coverage of social protection around the world with a particular focusing on old age.
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.
The past 30 years have seen a significant increase in the participation of mature age people in the Australian labour force, with a significant increase among mature age women in particular, new research shows.
Public Health England (PHE) and the UK's Alzheimer’s Society have joined forces in a major new campaign to help create a more dementia friendly society. To mark the launch of the campaign new research has been released showing signs of a shift in willingness from business to become more dementia friendly. A report compiled by the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) for Dementia Friends showed that:
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.
The Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland, Claire Keatinge, has launched a report which shows that the economy in Northern Ireland could be increased by £2.3billion by 2037 if the number of older people in the workforce increases.
A key commitment that was supposed to offset the impact on women who took time out of work to care for children has not been introduced because it costs too much.
The cuts to the ROI's weekly contributory pension were brought in by Social Protection Minister Joan Burton to make it harder for those without a full-time, long- term working history to qualify for a maximum €230-a-week payment. It will hit more than 15,000 people next year. Read more here.