European demographic trends point to an increasingly aging population, especially of women with their greater life expectancies, a number that will continue to increase during this century., While his is certainly true for many European countries, it is also the case , as has been acknowledged, that there is a paucity of scientific knowledge about the living conditions of older women which, for a number of reasons, often differ from those of older men. Additionally there are specific problems faced by older women, many o based on current social organisation, where ideologies and institutions preserve and reproduce gender inequalities, and these need to be highlighted.

In face of these facts, a small research project, Mapping existing research and
identifying knowledge gaps concerning the situation of older women in Europe (MERI)
was undertaken with the overall objective of promoting research work on older women. The European Commission (EC) funded this project as part of its research programme "Quality of Life and Management of Living Resources.
Effective start/end date13/02/03 → …

    Research areas

  • agogics

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