Academy of Finland
Funding decision
Name Leinonen, Anu Marjatta
Organisation JY
Project title Ageing, Caring and Working: The Lived citizenship of working carers approaching their own early old age
Decision No. 131870
Decision date 25.09.2009
Funding period 01.01.2010 - 31.12.2012
Funding 256 410
WebFOCUS Report
Project description
The research project focused on the retirement plans of ageing working carers born in 1955 or earlier. Qualitative interviews conducted in WOCAWO Working Carers and Caring Workers project (Academy of Finland, 20082011) were used. During the project several scientific articles were published (e.g. in Ageing and Society and in European Journal of Ageing). The articles were related to family relationships of working carers, experiences on social care services and views on combining work, care and personal free time. The researcher cooperated with the national and international partners of the WOCAWO project. During the 4 months' research visit to Keele University, the UK (Research Centre for Social Gerontology) the researcher prepared scientific articles related to the themes of her project and became acquainted with the British research on ageing.