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Focus on...Innovative community projects for older people

27th February 2014,

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Focus on...Innovative community projects for older people

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This edition of the CARDI “Focus on . . .” series looks at community projects for older people across the island of Ireland. The CARDI research shows innovations can harness the contributions of older people as a social resource.

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CARDI Involvement

Public and Community Transport for Older People in Rural Ireland, North and South

11th February 2014, CARDI

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Public and Community Transport for Older People in Rural Ireland, North and South

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Transport and mobility are essential aspects of everyday life.  Older people who do not drive need access to health services, shopping, social activities, community centres and other facilities - public transport must be sufficient to support this access.  For older people, accessible transport services can help combat social exclusion and support independent living.

CARDI has conducted research into public and community transport in Ireland, North and South, to examine how transport services could better meet the needs of older people in the future.  

Can an Ageing Scotland Afford Independence?

11th February 2014, National Institute Economic Review

The aim and scope of this paper is to isolate the effects of population ageing in the context of potential Scottish independence.

A dynamic multiregional Overlapping Generations Computable General Equilibrium (OLG-CGE) model is used to evaluate the two scenarios.

The status quo scenario assumes that Scotland stays part of the UK and all government expenditures associated with its ageing population are funded on a UK-wide basis. In the independence scenario, Scotland and the rest of the UK pay for the growing demands of their ageing populations independently.

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