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    The Digital Lives of Older Irish People: Contexts and Methods of Enquiry


    Smyth, Adrian (2018) The Digital Lives of Older Irish People: Contexts and Methods of Enquiry. NPPSH Reflections, 2. pp. 1-9. ISSN 2565-6031

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    Abstract

    Ireland is experiencing significant increases in the numbers of older people as a proportion of the general population. In the last five years, the percentage of those above the age of sixty - five has risen by around nineteen per cent and currently stands at just over 637,000 (CSO, 2017), the various reasons for which align with global commonalities such as improving healthcare, decreases in fertility rates, and general improvements in standards of living (UN, 2015). Looking ahead, the Central Statistics Office (CSO) projects the numbers of those aged over sixty - five in Ireland will rise to just over 887,000 in 2027.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: NPPSH; Digital Lives; Older Irish People; Contexts; Methods; Enquiry;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts,Celtic Studies and Philosophy > Research Institutes > An Foras Feasa
    Item ID: 10835
    Depositing User: NPPSH Editor
    Date Deposited: 05 Jun 2019 16:30
    Journal or Publication Title: NPPSH Reflections
    Publisher: Maynooth Academic Publishing
    Refereed: Yes
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