Project: Care, retirement and wellbeing of older people across different welfare regimes

Acronym CREW
Duration 01/01/2017 - 31/12/2019
Project Topic As societies age, the well-being of the elderly increasingly becomes a priority and challenge. CREW is an interdisciplinary team from six institutions in five countries poised to examine the interrelationships between social participation (in the forms of paid work and caregiving) and health and wellbeing. Our proposed research covers four broad topics. First, we investigate the determinants of health and wellbeing in older age and critically examine new and old measures. Second, we describe patterns of caregiving and the impact of providing care on the wellbeing of caregivers. Third, we analyze the challenges faced by pension systems as consequence of changes in family dynamics and work patterns. Finally, we examine the population of older adults without close kin, analyze its characteristics, and how the welfare state shapes their well-being. Gender and welfare policies are transversal themes of each topic, as they shape all of the dynamics analyzed. CREW fills key policy-relevant gaps in existing research, ultimately contributing to knowledge which inform policies to guarantee high quality of ageing and equal opportunities for successful ageing for both men and women and for people of different socio-economic groups.
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Network JPI MYBL
Call 2nd Call: Welfare, Wellbeing and Demographic Change: Understanding Welfare Models

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Universitat Pompeu Fabra Coordinator Spain
2 Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute Partner Netherlands
3 Université Catholique de Louvain Partner Belgium
4 University of Florence Partner Italy
5 University of Padua Partner Italy
6 University of Western Ontario Partner Canada