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OnderzoekUrban and Regional Studies InstitutePopulation Research Centre

Ageing and well-being in a globalising world

Principal Researchers

European Principal Investigators : Dr Ajay Bailey, Professor Inge Hutter, Population Research Centre, University of Groningen, The Netherlands; Professor Dr Maria Evandrou, Centre for Research on Ageing and ESRC Centre for Population Change, University of Southampton, United Kingdom.

Indian Principal Investigators : Professor Dr K.S. James, Population Research Centre, Institute of Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, India; Professor Dr S. Irudaya Rajan, Centre for Development Studies, Thirvananthapuram, India.

Period

2012-2015

Funding

NWO-ESRC-ICSSR Networking Grant

Project description

The overarching objective of this proposal is to engage a multidisciplinary international network of well-established and early career researchers to address critically important demographic issues in India, UK and Netherlands, at the intersection of two themes within the India-Europe network call: population, ageing and migration and health and well-being.

Our objective is to examine ageing and well-being in a globalized world through the:
- Comparison of demographic scenarios on ageing in India, UK and Netherlands, and linking them to social policy
- Situation of ageing and exchange of care in the context of global migration, with a specific focus on the well-being of people left behind
- Examination of the extent of intergenerational exchanges and the transmission of health vulnerabilities between generations, particularly in co-residential households
- Application of a participatory research approach for knowledge transfer, by including relevant societal stakeholders.

This will be accomplished through a set of four interlinked work packages to be pursued over a period of 36 months. The network will provide state of the art reviews of existing research in order to identify knowledge gaps and new research areas, as well as opportunities for exchange of research expertise and capacity building.

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