Research Programme

Increasing longevity and the changing life course

Research co-ordinated by Professor Maria Evandrou and Professor Jane Falkingham.


Current Projects:

Ageing and wellbeing in a globalizing world (AgeGlobe)
Maria Evandrou, Athina Vlachantoni, Sabu Padmadas, Vicky Hosegood, Jane Falkingham, Frank Feng

Carers and time use
Alison Bowes, Maria Evandrou, David Bell, Alison Dawson, Jane Falkingham, Athina Vlachantoni, Rosalie Ashworth, Alastair Rutherford, Nadine Thomas

Children's educational attainment and the longevity of parents: The impact of upward intergenerational health transfers
Albert Sabater, Elspeth Graham, Alan Marshall

Extending working lives: implications for work-life balance
Maria Evandrou, Jane Falkingham, Athina Vlachantoni

Global Ageing and Long-term Care Network
Maria Evandrou, Jane Falkingham, Athina Vlachantoni, Frank Feng, Gloria Langat

Understanding the implications of increasing partnership dissolution in mid and later life
Maria Evandrou, Jane Falkingham, Athina Vlachantoni


Completed Projects:

Flexible ageing: new ways to measure and explore the diverse experience of population ageing in Scotland, using the Scottish Longitudinal Study
John MacInnes, Jeroen Spijker

Growing Up and Growing Old in Scotland: housing transitions and changing living arrangements for young and older adults
Elspeth Graham, Zhiqiang Feng, Francesca Fiori

Leaving and returning home in the UK
Ann Berrington, Jane Falkingham, Juliet Stone

Living arrangements in mid-life
Jane Falkingham, Dieter Demey, Ann Berrington, Maria Evandrou

Pension protection for minority ethnic groups in Britain: determinants, prospects and policy implications
Athina Vlachantoni, Jane Falkingham, Maria Evandrou, Zhixin Frank Feng

Rural ageing, migration and care
David Bell, Alison Bowes, Alasdair Rutherford, Elizabeth Schröder-Butterfill

Single young adults and their housing pathways
Sue Heath, Emma Calvert

The patterns, processes and impacts of post-student migration
Maria Evandrou, Jane Falkingham, Jo Sage

The timing of parental divorce and filial obligations to care for parents later in life
Jane Falkingham, Jo Sage, Maria Evandrou

The transition to living alone and mental health in later life
Jane Falkingham, Maria Evandrou, Juliet Stone

Understanding pathways into institutional care
Jane Falkingham, Maria Evandrou, Athina Vlachatoni, Olga Maslovskaya

Understanding quality of life and well-being of older people: Case studies of China, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh
Ashgar Zaidi, Jane Scobie, Maria Evandrou

Understanding resilience in later life in a low resource setting
Maria Evandrou, Jane Falkingham, Isabella Aboderin, Catherine Kyobtungi, Gloria Chepngeno Langat, Angela Baschieri

Young adulthood: aspirations and realities for living and learning in the 21st Century
Ann Berrington, Steve Roberts, Peter Tammes