Aim of the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology
The ICSG is a multidisciplinary research centre on ageing at NUI Galway. ICSG focuses on research, education and training in the field of social gerontology in Ireland and internationally.
Developing and promoting social and economic aspects of ageing in Ireland to support a holistic and positive view of ageing and act as a source for all involved in ageing in Ireland
The Rural Ageing Observatory, is located in the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, NUI Galway.
We conduct primary research, to prepare a range of publications that inform research, policy and practice relating to rural ageing, and engage in collaborations with a range of stakeholders involved in rural ageing.
The Lifecourse Institute at NUI Galway brings together three Research centres in the university with a focus on older people, families & children and persons with disabilities.
Its primary function is to produce research that supports innovative policy reform across the lifecycle that enables citizens to achieve their potential and live fulfilling and productive lives.
Between conflict and solidarity: intergenerational relations in recessionary times
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Rural Ageing Observatory - Working Paper Series 4
Gender and rural ageing in Ireland: profile and key issues
This paper is the fourth in a series of briefings that profiles various aspects of ageing in rural Ireland. It draws on newly-available data to provide a gender profile of older Irish people in rural areas and discusses some of the important issues associated with gender and rural ageing, including living arrangements, income, employment, farming, transport and informal care. It outlines a number of the challenges associated with ageing in rural Ireland for men and women and also describes some of their contributions to their communities, including volunteering and employment. It highlights the fact that, although older men and women face many similar challenges and rewards, the experience of ageing in rural Ireland has important variations by gender, due to their often different life-course trajectories.
Read the briefing paper here