Two Studentships in Gerontology [closing 23.01.20]

Країна: Англія;

Місто: Southampton

Додана: 02.12.2019

Роботодавець: University of Southampton

Тип: PhD position;

Для кого: For researchers;

Телефон та контактна особа: scdtp@soton.ac.uk.

Дедлайн подачі: 23.01.2020

 

Older persons from minority ethnic communities in the UK have been shown to be at a financial disadvantage compared to the White British population, however there remain questions about the role of pensions in ethnic elders’ income and the ways in which they prepare financially for later life. The project will combine analysis of the UK Household Longitudinal Survey with semi-structured interviews with older individuals from Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities in the UK, in order to explore the composition of ethnic elders’ income, the role of pensions in such income, and alternative (non-pension) strategies for financial adequacy in later life.

Skills Required

Essential: Background in a social sciences subject, ideally linked to ethnicity and/ or ageing over the life course; Knowledge of logistic regression modelling; Knowledge of qualitative interviewing. Desirable: Knowledge of mixed methods research; experience in using USoc or other large-scale datasets.

SCDTP Studentship - Changing support and family structures in Japan and the impact on older people’s wellbeing

A fully funded studentship awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (SCDTP) commencing in 2020/21 Academic Year.

Supervisory Team

Prof. Maria Evandrou and Prof. Athina Vlachantoni (both in Department of Gerontology, Centre for Population Change and Centre for Research on Ageing, University of Southampton)

Japan is currently the world’s oldest country, with one-third of its population aged 60 and over; but it is also a country which has seen changing family structures over the last two decades, such as the increase in solo-living elderly households, which can negatively impact on the wellbeing of older people. Understanding the impact of such changes on older individuals has critical policy implications. This project aims to understand the effect of changing family structures and patterns of intergenerational support in Japan on older people’s physical and mental wellbeing, using advanced quantitative analysis of data from the Japanese Study of Aging and Retirement (JSTAR).

Skills Required

Essential: Background in a social sciences subject, ideally linked to intergenerational support and/or ageing over the life course; knowledge of logistic regression modelling. Desirable: Experience in using JSTAR or other large-scale datasets.

Application Procedure

The closing date and time for applications is 4.00pm on 23rd January 2020.  The full application procedure, the funding application form, and more information on the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership can be found at: http://southcoastdtp.ac.uk/apply/

For further information about this project, please contact the lead supervisor detailed above.  For questions relating to the application procedure, or for more information about the SCDTP, please visit the SCDTP website or contact us at scdtp@soton.ac.uk

 
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