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Research Reports

Gender and the State Pension

In 2012, changes introduced to the eligibility criteria for the State Pension (Contributory) made it increasingly difficult to obtain the top weekly payment rate. These changes had a disproportionate impact of women pensioners. Age Action published research on this issue in February 2017 highlighting the impact of these changes.

Older People's Care Preferences

In 2016 we published our research with colleagues in the Irish Association of Social Workers, the Alzheimer Society of Ireland and the School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice in UCD on older people's preference for care.

Older People's experience of outpatient services in Age Action West

In 2014 members of the Galway Glor group carried out a survey of older people's experience of outpatient services in Age Action West. This report highlights the findings of this research.

Older People’s Understandings of Elder Abuse

In 2011, Age Action was the co-author of a report on older people's understanding of elder abuse. The research conducted as part of this report was carried out by older people themselves who were engaged in this project as peer researchers.

Gender Discrimination and Age

Written in collaboration with Age Action Ageing and Development team, this booklet highlights the issues affecting older women in Ireland and the Global South.

The Impact of Auserity on Older People's Experience of Poverty

To mark the UN International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 17th October 2014 we published this booklet which highlights the impact that austerity has had on older people's experience of poverty and social exclusion.

Rural Poverty

In collaboration with Age Action's Ageing and Development programme we published this short booklet on the experience of rural poverty and social exclusion in Ireland and developing countries to mark the UN Interational Day for the Eradication of Poverty 17th October 2015.

A Fair Society for All? Listening to the Voices of Older People

Often, inequalities experienced by older people reflect an accumulated disadvantage which can be as a result of factors such as socio-economic status, health, gender, location. How existing inequalities impact on us as we age is something we in Age Action explored through a panel discussion 10 September – A Fair Society For All? Listening to the Voice of Older People – in Croke Park, on the occasion of the Annual General Meeting 2019.

An audience of over 160 people, including members of Age Action and people working in the ageing sector, joined the conversatoin which included a panel disucssion moderated by the CEO Paddy Connolly. The discussion centred on a discussion paper, Equality for All - Older People for Equality, published by Age Action in advance.The  panel set the scene with inputs from Michael Taft, Economist and political economy columnist, Colette Bennett, Policy Analyst Social Justice Ireland, Deirdre Garvey, CEO The Wheel, Ailbhe Smith, Co-Director of Together for Yes.