Dr Alison Herbert’s (Gender and Public Policy cluster) recently published Whitaker Institute Policy Brief has been featured in an article from Agriland.ie. The Policy Brief looked at research conducted by Dr Herbert on the role of rural place in the lives of mid-life women in rural Ireland and Sweden. To read the article from Agriland.ie… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute member Dr Kieran Walsh, of the Population and Migration cluster, has co-edited a new book entitled Rural Gerontology: Towards Critical Perspectives on Rural Ageing. Whitaker Institute members Dr Nata Duvvury and Dr Áine Ni Leime, Gender and Public Policy cluster leaders, have also co-authored a chapter in the book entitled Rural women, ageing and retirement…. | Read on »
Place identity and self-identity create multiple pathways to place attachment and perspectives on the ageing and well-being of older rural women. Two independent studies of 25 rural mid-life women (45-65 years) in Connemara, Ireland (doctoral research, 2017) and ten in Värmland, Sweden (post-doctoral research, 2019) employed a lifecourse framework and constructivist grounded theory to produce… | Read on »
Against the backdrop of population ageing, which has been identified as a major societal challenge for all Western nations, successive Irish Government reports have reflected on the difficulty of sustaining the costs of the public State pension. The need for pension reform in Ireland continues to give rise to much public debate. Recasting pensions however… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute members Dr Nata Duvvury, Dr Caroline Forde and Dr Mrinal Chadha, of the Gender and Public policy cluster, have co-authored a new report. The report looks at the issue of child marriages in the Arab region and examine the feasibility of undertaking cost estimates of child marriage in the region. Download the full report… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute members Dr Áine Ní Leime, co-leader of the Gender and Public Policy cluster, and Dr Margaret O’Neill have written a new piece for RTÉ Brainstorm. The article explores what older Irish men say about their how their portrayed in the media and the new significance it takes on in light of cocooning. “Old… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute members Dr Caroline Forde, Dr Nata Duvvury, Dr Stacey Scriver, of the Gender and Public Policy cluster, have written an article for The New Pretender. The piece looks at the magnifying effect of COVID-19 on gender inequality and domestic violence. Read the full piece here.
Whitaker Institute member Dr Alison Herbert, of the Gender and Public Policy cluster, has written an article for RTÉ Brainstorm. The piece compares the role of nature in the lives of women in rural Sweden and Ireland. Do Swedish women regard nature differently to Irish women? “Those living in the world-renowned beauty spot of Connemara… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute member Carol Ballantine, of the Gender and Public Policy Cluster, has a new piece in RTÉ Brainstorm. The article explores how Ireland’s asylum system enables violence against women. How Ireland’s asylum system commits violence against women “Leaving… | Read on »
Whitaker Institute member Dr Áine Ní Léime, of the Gender and Public Policy cluster, and Dr Patricia Carney spoke with the Sunday Times about the ageing population of Ireland. Read the piece here.