Reviews

  • (2006) Research on Ageing in Central and Eastern Europe

    Andreas Hoff

    Oxford Institute of Ageing: Seminar Series “Implications of Population Ageing in Central and Eastern Europe” 23 February 2006

  • (2011) Ageing and the use of the internet - current engagement and future needs

    Professor Christine Milligan & Dr Don Passey, Lancaster University, UK

    Report, commissioned by the Nominet Trust, which aims to bring together a state of the art evidence base to detail understanding and current knowledge of older people and their engagement with, and uses of, the internet. The report considers the challenges and benefits of internet usage by older people, and looks at barriers to access as well as how these might be addressed. It focuses on practice and evidence from the UK, but research from the wider European Union is also referred to, as is research evidence or useful examples from other countries.

  • (2012) Extending working life: behaviour change interventions

    Andrew Weyman, David Wainwright, Rachel O’Hara, Philip Jones & Alan Buckingham, UK

    This research was commissioned in 2010 to understand how people actually make decisions on when and how to retire. The research summarises general literature on decision-making and behaviour change, and provides a synthesis of DWP commissioned research and other evidence on people’s orientations, attitudes and decision-making behaviour in relation to extending working life and saving for retirement. It identifies an apparent lack of engagement with training by older workers, and limited literature on the nature of training options available to them.

  • (2012) Il prolungamento della vita lavorativa [Risorsa elettronica] : una panoramica delle strategie adottate da alcuni Paesi europei e le opinioni dei cittadini

    ISFOL ; di Giuliana Scarpetti

    Il paper, partendo da una sintetica descrizione degli sviluppi demografici in corso in Europa e dei principali strumenti previsti dai governi nazionali per far fronte all’invecchiamento della popolazione - quando l’attiva non sarà più in grado di sostenere quella non attiva – intende tratteggiare l’atteggiamento dei cittadini nei confronti sia del fenomeno demografico e delle politiche che ne derivano, sia dell’ambito personale e sociale dell’essere o sentirsi “anziano”.

  • (2012) Invecchiamento attivo, professionalità di cura e validazione delle competenze

    Claudia Villante

    Dai progetti Leonardo da Vinci la sperimentazione di soluzioni alle nuove domande sociali.

  • (2012) Review and update of research into the wider benefits of adult learning

    Paul Dolan, Daniel Fujiwara and Robert Metcalfe

    Report on a research project that develops the knowledge base of the wider impacts of adult learning through reviews of the literature since 2008 and new data analysis using the British household panel survey. It found that adult learning had its greatest impacts in the domain of health and wellbeing; the impacts on civic participation and attitudes were less pronounced. This is one of a number of research reports commissioned by the Department for Business, Innovation, and Skills (BIS).

  • (2012) What are the supply (workforce) and demand (product) implications of an ageing society?

    Stephen McNair and Matt Flynn, Centre for research into the older workforce, Middlesex University, UK

    This paper reviews evidence to discuss the manufacturing sector’s preparedness for changing age demographics. It examines what demographic change might mean for both the manufacturing workforce, and the demand for products and services in the UK, in the next ten and forty years. On one hand, as the population of traditional "working age" shrinks, manufacturers will need to find ways to make better use of older employees, and to retain them in work longer. On the other hand, as the size of the older population, both active and dependent, rises, manufacturers will need to consider what kinds of products and services older people will want and need, to enjoy extended active retirement, and to manage declining capabilities as they age.

  • (2013) A better life: valuing our later years

    Imogen Blood for Joseph Rowntree Foundation

    This book rounds-up Joseph Rowntree Foundation's 'A Better Life' programme of work. JRF commissioned over 30 research outputs in all, including qualitative research into small-scale mutual support schemes, care homes and specialist housing with care schemes; and quantitative studies looking at demographic trends, housing market options and the affordability of retirement housing. The programme also included thoughts from diverse groups: ranging from lesbian, gay and bisexual older people to those trying communal approaches to ageing. The book draws out and reflects on the key messages from the body of work and points to seven challenges that must be overcome for older people to enjoy a good quality of life now and in the future.

  • (2013) Digital inclusion evidence review

    Marcus Green and Phil Rossall for Age UK

    A review of current research on older people and internet use. It covers only the aspects of digital inclusion connected with internet use, and the term “digital exclusion” refers only to those not using the internet. Mentions evidence of the educational benefit of internet use.

  • (2013) Le politiche dell'Ue per gli anziani

    Europa 2020 Associazione

    I pacchetti di iniziative e fondi UE a sostegno della terza età

  • (2013) Men and U3A

    Catherine Ware

    A review of male underrepresentation in U3A, starting with Merton U3A in the London Region, but also looking at what is known about male participation in other U3As in the UK and internationally, and in other organisations. Includes a literature review of factors affecting learning/leisure activities of older men.

  • (2014) Creativity in later life

    K.A. Price, Queen Mary University of London, & A.M. Tinker, King's College London, UK

    This review outlines the relevant literature and examines current public health policy related to creativity in old age with the aim of highlighting some important issues. As well as looking at the benefits and negative aspects of creative activity in later life they are considered in the context of the theory of “successful ageing”.

  • (2014) In Ireland North and South: a picture of ageing research

    Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI)

    Publication produced by the Centre for Ageing Research and Development in Ireland (CARDI), providing an overview of major academic research into ageing being undertaken across the island of Ireland, including recent important longitudinal studies into ageing: The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing led by Trinity College Dublin and the Northern Ireland Cohort for the Longitudinal Study of Ageing led by Queen’s University Belfast. It highlights that ageing research is flourishing, with increasing co-operation between institutions in Ireland, North and South. This updates a previous edition published in 2010.

  • (2014) Lifelong Learning

    Anita Pincas

    This paper sketches the demographic, economic, and health or well-being reasons for lifelong learning (LLL), and examines recent surveys and statstics. Areas covered include Informal [non-formal] LLL today; Experiential LLL; Demographics; Mental health in the later years & implications for CPD or LPD/APD; Tools children and young people will need for LLL; and Policy examples re LLL.

  • (2014) Migliorare le competeneze degli adulti italiani

    La commissione di esperti sul progetto PIAAC – promossa dal MIUR e dal Ministero del lavoro e delle politiche sociali dopo l’uscita dei risultati dell’indagine OCSE PIAAC (ottobre 2013).

    Migliorare le competenze degli adulti italiani: le policy presentate dalla commissione di esperti del MIUR e del Ministero del lavoro. Le proposte ci sono e sono chiaramente individuate, ma le modalità di attuazione, i tempi e le scadenze restano nel vago.

  • (2015) A new vision for older workers: retain, retrain, recruit

    Department for Work and Pensions

    On 14 July 2014, the government appointed Dr Ros Altmann CBE as its Business Champion for Older Workers. As part of her role, Dr Altmann has produced this report on working in later life. The report makes several recommendations including funding a major research and communications campaign to fully demonstrate the business case for retaining older workers, joining up across government to address adult skills gaps including apprenticeships for older workers and improving services offered by job centres for older jobseekers.

  • (2015) Measuring the untapped potential of older people in Europe

    Asghar Zaidi

    Insights about the Active Ageing Index looking at how the new generation of older people are a powerful resource for their families, communities and economies when they live in enabling, age-friendly environments. As a healthier group, they have the potential to contribute to not just their own well-being, but also to sustain a greater economic and social prosperity for society as a whole.