The research results reported on this website were developed as part of an Insight grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC). The project, entitled “Precarity and Aging: Unequal Experiences in Contemporary Late Life” (Grenier, PI, 2016-2023) aimed to understand and account for trajectories of risk and insecurity in relation to contemporary aging, expected life course transitions and dominant success-based models of aging in Canada. This project considered precarity in relation to aging and late life and explored trajectories of low income, (dis)ability, im/migration and later life. Our team bridged conceptual work on vulnerability, risk and exclusion with stakeholder interviews and policy analysis. Building on these we identified challenges and gaps, and made research-based suggestions to improve the lives of older people.
The following methods were used to understand aging and precarity:
- In-person site visits and interviews (cancelled due to COVID-19)
- Conceptual scoping reviews on precarious aging (disability, risk, migration status)
- Analysis of policy documents, statistics and administrative data
- In depth stakeholder interviews with community service providers
- Policy review and content analysis of documents
For a list of project outputs and publications please click here for the Project CV.
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This project was funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Project # 435-2016-0933).