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Community engagement in Ireland's developmental welfare state: a study of the life cycle approach
(Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, 2011)
The idea that people matter in modern democracies, often referred to as 'civic engagement' is recognised at the highest international level (United Nations 2008: 9). Civic or community engagement is essential to how budgets ...
The impact of the Bealtaine arts programme on the quality of life, wellbeing and social interaction of older people in Ireland
(Cambridge University Press, 2012-07)
There is increasing evidence in the international literature that engagement in the arts can enhance the physical and psychological wellbeing of older people. Such engagement can increase the self-confidence and morale of ...
Peer support for patients with type 2 diabetes: cluster randomised controlled trial
Objective: To test the effectiveness of peer support for patients with type 2 diabetes. Design: Cluster randomised controlled. Setting: 20 general practices in the east of the Republic of Ireland. Participants: ...
'Protecting the most vulnerable' in an economic crisis: a participatory study of civil society organisations in Ireland
This paper advances knowledge of how civil society organisations (CSOs) negotiate the shift from boom-time public expenditure to governmental austerity. The study focuses on the Republic of Ireland, where CSOs occupied an ...
How ageing and quality of life is influenced by social relationships: An exploration of rural midlife women in Ireland
(Fakulta Socialnich Studii, Masarykova Univerzita, 2018)
The aim of this article is to examine and contribute to the existing body of knowledge on gendered rural ageing by exploring, from a lifecourse perspective, the pivotal role of social relationships in shaping the quality ...
Developing a Continuous Space Representation of a Simulated Population
(Taylor & Francis, 2010-09-03)
Spatial microsimulation models typically match census of population data with survey data in order to simulate synthetic populations of individuals and households within small-scale geographic areas. For most spatial ...
Conference for Older People on Life Enhancement - Translating Research into Practice
(Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, 2010-08)
Estimating the extra cost of living for people with disabilities
(John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2010-06-09)
Addressing the extra economic costs of disability is a logical step towards alleviating elements of social exclusion for people with disabilities. This study estimates the long-run economic cost of disability in Ireland ...
Participatory action research with and within community activist groups: Capturing the collective experience of Ireland's Community and Voluntary Pillar in social partnership
(SAGE Journals Online, 2012)
The inclusion of community activists in policy planning is increasingly recognized at thehighest international level. This article shows how the use of Participatory ActionResearch (PAR) can present a deeper and more ...
Working later in the USA and Ireland: implications for precariously and securely employed women
(Cambridge University Press, 2018-07-17)
Policies to extend working life (EWL) assume homogeneous workers face similar choices about working longer: this may be difficult for women, workers in physically onerous jobs or in low-paid precarious employment. Work-life ...