Deprivation and its measurement in later life: findings from a mixed-methods study in Ireland

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/299862
Title:
Deprivation and its measurement in later life: findings from a mixed-methods study in Ireland
Authors:
Walshe, Kieran; Scharf, Thomas; Cullinan, John; Finn, Caroline
Affiliation:
Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, National University of Ireland Galway
Publisher:
Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, National University of Ireland Galway
Issue Date:
Nov-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/299862
Item Type:
Report
Language:
en
Description:
Against the background of an ageing population and the current economic recession, the research reported here explores deprivation, and its measurement, for diverse groups of older people living in Ireland. We assess the effectiveness of existing measures of deprivation – in particular the 11-item basic deprivation index used in official statistics in Ireland – and explore how the perceptions and experiences of older people, from different backgrounds, can be used to inform how we think about and measure disadvantage for older people. The research has five objectives: • To identify the most appropriate national dataset for exploring deprivation and poverty amongst different groups of older people; • To analyse the degree to which different groups vary in their responses to deprivation indicators; • To explore perceptions and lived experiences of deprivation and poverty amongst different groups of older people and the impact of these experiences on older people’s quality of life; • To evaluate the relevance and effectiveness of current measures of deprivation and poverty for different groups of older people; • To consider the potential for alternative deprivation indicators for older people in Ireland, and their influence on estimates of deprivation and poverty amongst older people.
Keywords:
OLDER PEOPLE; POVERTY; SOCIAL EXCLUSION
ISBN:
9781908358080

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorWalshe, Kieranen_GB
dc.contributor.authorScharf, Thomasen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCullinan, Johnen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFinn, Carolineen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2013-08-26T10:31:20Z-
dc.date.available2013-08-26T10:31:20Z-
dc.date.issued2012-11-
dc.identifier.isbn9781908358080-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/299862-
dc.descriptionAgainst the background of an ageing population and the current economic recession, the research reported here explores deprivation, and its measurement, for diverse groups of older people living in Ireland. We assess the effectiveness of existing measures of deprivation – in particular the 11-item basic deprivation index used in official statistics in Ireland – and explore how the perceptions and experiences of older people, from different backgrounds, can be used to inform how we think about and measure disadvantage for older people. The research has five objectives: • To identify the most appropriate national dataset for exploring deprivation and poverty amongst different groups of older people; • To analyse the degree to which different groups vary in their responses to deprivation indicators; • To explore perceptions and lived experiences of deprivation and poverty amongst different groups of older people and the impact of these experiences on older people’s quality of life; • To evaluate the relevance and effectiveness of current measures of deprivation and poverty for different groups of older people; • To consider the potential for alternative deprivation indicators for older people in Ireland, and their influence on estimates of deprivation and poverty amongst older people.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Centre for Social Gerontology, National University of Ireland Galwayen_GB
dc.subjectOLDER PEOPLEen_GB
dc.subjectPOVERTYen_GB
dc.subjectSOCIAL EXCLUSIONen_GB
dc.titleDeprivation and its measurement in later life: findings from a mixed-methods study in Irelanden_GB
dc.typeReporten
dc.contributor.departmentIrish Centre for Social Gerontology, National University of Ireland Galwayen_GB
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