Research Findings

At present, there is little information about how precarity and precarious conditions carry out into late life.  Our position is that policymakers and program managers require information that is grounded in empirical results, including feedback from practitioners/stakeholders and the narratives of older people. Research data on precarity & aging 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 in order to broaden existing understandings of these trajectories in scholarly research and social programming. An improved awareness of older adults’ experiences and the needs that occur at the intersections of precarious aging, can for example, help find solutions for better access to and or suggest changes with regards to institutional resources in health and social care. Research results will inform the fields of social gerontology and social work as well as provide suggestions to better equip policy makers and practitioners to address the unique needs of Canada’s older population.

A variety of research findings / outcomes from the project can be found below, including blog posts, tool kits, journal articles, conference contributions, project success stories, and more.

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Precarity and Ageing: Understanding Insecurity and Risk in Later Life

Publication Name: Precarity and Ageing: Understanding Insecurity and Risk in Later Life Abstract: What risks and insecurities do older people face in a time of both increased longevity and widening inequality? This edited collection develops an exciting new approach to understanding the changing cultural, economic and social circumstances facing different groups of older people. Exploring…