My research interests span three distinct but related areas of investigation: inequalities in later life; informal carers and employment; and the retirement prospects of future generations of elders. A unifying theme throughout much of my research is the use of a dynamic, life course perspective.
- inequalities in later life, particularly inequalities in the incomes of older people, equity in health and social care, and inequalities amongst ethnic elders in the UK
- informal carers, paid employment and resources
- the retirement prospects of future generations of elders, particularly the building and use of different types of policy tools for modelling income, pensions, health, incapacity, demand and supply of formal and informal care amongst older people in the future
Current research projects include:
- ESRC SAGE Research Group: Simulating Social Policy in an Ageing Society, jointly based at Southampton and LSE. Co-Director with J. Falkingham, Southampton (PI), P. Johnson (LSE) and K. Rake (Fawcett Society).
- Nuffield Foundation Lifetime events and the incomes of the older population in the British, German, Swedish and American welfare states. M. Evandrou (PI) with J. Falkingham, Southampton, and P. Johnson, LSE. This project investigates inequalities in income amongst older people. The research uses a comparative framework and the cases of Britain, Germany, Sweden and the US are examined.
- ESRC and AHRB Ageing and Consumption in Britain 1963-1998. M. Evandrou with P. Higgs (PI) UCL, I.R. Jones, St George's, C.J. Gilleard, St George's, R.D. Wiggins, City, C.R. Victor, Reading. The project examines consumer culture across different cohorts in Britain. It is funded under the ESRC/AHRB Cultures of Consumption Initiative.
- ESRC Growing Older Initiative Family, Work and Quality of Life: Changing Economic and Social Roles. M. Evandrou (PI) with Karen Glaser, KCL. The project was funded from 1st April 2000 to 31st March 2002 under the ESRC Growing Older Initiative.
- ESRC Modelling Social Policy in an Ageing Europe M. Evandrou with J. Falkingham, Southampton, (PI), P. Johnson (LSE) and K. Rake, (Fawcett Society). The award was used to organise a major International Conference on Modelling Policy for an Ageing Europe.
Professor Maria Evandrou
Centre for Research on Ageing Social Sciences University of Southampton Southampton SO17 1BJ United Kingdom
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