Quantitative

  • (2013) I diritti non sono un "costo" - Immigrazione, welfare e finanza pubblica

    Lunaria

    Il rapporto propone un quadro aggiornato della popolazione straniera residente in Italia, della sua distribuzione nel mercato del lavoro, del suo impatto fiscale e del suo contributo al Prodotto Interno Lordo, una stima della spesa sociale imputabile alla popolazione straniera e una ricognizione delle risorse pubbliche specificamente dedicate all’accoglienza e all’inclusione sociale dei migranti.

  • (2013) Shades of grey: ambitions of 55+

    Leyden Academy on Vitality and Ageing

    Het aantal ouderen in Nederland groeit snel. Hierdoor ontstaan kansen, uitdagingen en problemen. In het hier gepresenteerd onderzoek zijn de opvattingen, wensen en noden van de ouderen zelf in beeld gebracht rond vier thema’s: werk, zelfmanagement, wonen en sociale contacten. Medical Delta Vitality, Zuid-Holland, 60 pg, 2013

  • (2013) The financial behaviour of older people in the Russian Federation and implications for learning in later life

    Ravil Nasibullin, Liliya Mazitova and Almir Fatikhov Ufa State Aviation Technical University, Ufa, Russian Federation

    This article examines the financial behaviour and levels of financial literacy of older people in the Russian Federation. It suggests that the understanding of finance of many Russian older people is derived from the very different financial culture of the former Soviet Union. The authors report on their own survey from 2010, on 460 residents of Ufa city, which showed that age contributed to an uneven use of financial services. Those over 65 largely did not consider themselves to be financially or computer literate and did not have contact with financial institutions. The authors identify a range of learning provision and initiatives for older people which would improve their financial literacy and argue that the active promotion of these is an imperative in the modern Russian state

  • (2013) Traditions and recent developments in learning in later life in the Russian Federation

    Gulnara Minnigaleeva, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia

    This article reports on a national survey of University of the Third Age-type provision for older people in eight cities in Russia. In the Republic of Bashkortostan a region-wide programme ‘Third Age Universities for All’ came into operation in 2011, and a small survey of U3A students in one city is also reported. The study explores the motivations of older learners and their perceptions of the major benefits of learning. It suggests that while the programme needs to be amended in many ways, it sets a worthwhile precedent.The author discussed possible directions for new curriculum development and tutor training to help the current generations of older people in Russia learn their way through national transition.

  • (2013) Wellbeing and learning in later life

    Andrew Jenkins & Tarek Mostafa, Institute of Education, University of London, UK

    A longitudinal quantitative study which uses data on over 1200 people in their 50s and 60s from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) and relates a measure of their wellbeing to participation in several types of learning. The authors find evidence that, amongst this demographic group, it is the non-vocational types of learning, rather than vocational education and training courses, which are associated with higher wellbeing. The paper reflects on these results, discussing ways of measuring wellbeing, and the advantages of using quantitative, rather than qualitative, data to analyse the benefits of learning.

  • (2014) L'economia com'é e come può cambiare

    Dipartimento di Economia, Società e Politica (DESP) dell’Università di Urbino

    La scuola estiva 2014 dell'Università di urbino in collaborazione con la campagna Sbilanciamoci!

  • (2014) Learning for good health: Self-care and self-management practices among Chinese Canadian survivors of heart disease and stroke

    Lichun Willa Liu, University of Lethbridge, Canada

    This paper examines the disease management practices and coping strategies in managing adverse health conditions among ethnic Chinese survivors of heart disease and stroke in Ontario, Canada. Multiple research methods were used in data collection, which included focus groups (n=9), face-to-face or telephone interviews (n=8), and an open-ended email survey. The paper finds that older Chinese survivors of heart disease and stroke are actively involved in learning for self-care and self-management, which includes making adjustments in lifestyle, doing physical activities, modifying diet, managing negative emotions, and using herbal medicine. Gender, cultural beliefs about health, proficiency in the official language, level of education, and length of residence in Canada each play a role in their utilisation of mainstream health services and their self-care and disease management learning practices.

  • (2015) Attitudes of the over 50s to fuller working lives

    YouGov PLC for Department for Work and Pensions

    Reports on research undertaken into individuals’ attitudes and opinions on fuller working lives, and the barriers to later life working. A total of 2,235 completed questionnaires were gathered from among people aged 50 plus who are currently living in the UK. Findings included nearly half of respondents (47 per cent) were interested in ‘attending a training course to learn new/update existing skills’ and 35 per cent said that they would be interested in volunteering.