Ageing and inequalities
There are distinct inequalities in how our ageing population experience later life. While certain fractions of the population enjoy the benefits of longer, healthier lives, experiencing later life as a period of fulfilment and enjoyment, others experience later life as a time of profound challenge.
The causes of these inequalities are complex; they are inter-related and challenging to address. MICRA’s interdisciplinary base enables us to support researchers addressing this multifaceted issue.
We're seeking to understand what impact ageing has on choices regarding work and retirement.
This project examines how inequalities across the life course relate to paid work in later life in the UK.
We're helping to combat social isolation in Greater Manchester with this £10 million programme of research.
Social exclusion has been identified as a major issue facing older people.