Trends in older people's perceptions of necessities and deprivation in Great Britain and Northern Ireland: what difference did a decade (or so) make?

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Abstract

This paper analyses trends in socially perceived necessities (SPNs), and in material and social deprivation among older people between 1999 (2002 in Northern Ireland) and 2012. Comparative analyses show not only that older people have reduced expectations of what are considered 'necessities', but also that they have lower rates of deprivation compared with older people a decade or so ago. Moreover, relative deprivation indices produce higher rates of deprivation among older people than absolute deprivation indices. A newly created deprivation index for older people raises only marginally the prevalence and incidence of deprivation among older people.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-251
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Poverty and Social Justice
Volume22
Issue number3
Early online date10 Oct 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014

Structured keywords

  • Ageing and the Life Course

Keywords

  • DEPRIVATION INDICES
  • MATERIAL AND SOCIAL DEPRIVATION
  • OLDER PEOPLE
  • POVERTY
  • SOCIALLY PERCEIVED NECESSITIES
  • AgeingAndTheLifeCourse

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