About The Precarity and Aging Project

The aim of this SSHRC funded research project is to consider the nature of precarity in relation to age; to extend thinking on precarity into later life, and explore how trajectories  and  vulnerabilities (low income, disability, and immigration) that are produced in contemporary society can affect late life.

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Our research draws on different methods to understand and account for precarious trajectories in relation to  contemporary  aging,  expected  life  course transitions and dominant success-based models of aging.

Finding / Outcomes

Data from this project will provide insight into the life trajectories of older people, outline the service barriers that exist for people ‘aging precariously’ with regards to low-income, ability and status.
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Research Team


This project is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.


Our Partners

Gilbrea Centre for Studies in Aging
Western University
Concordia University
The University of Manchester
University of Victoria