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  • We are looking at support across the generations. CPC is investigating how parents and adult children care for each other; what it is like to be a carer and how this affects your job; and how younger and older people live together.

    Are adult children more likely to care for their older parents if they have received some support from them earlier in life? Are parents with better-educated children healthier? Can we reduce the public health burden by strengthening ties between the generations? We are undertaking studies to find out.

    We have been examining the quality of life and well-being of older people in China, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh as well as those living in the slums of Nairobi. We are researching how poverty, wellbeing and solidarity across generations changes when older people are given a minimum income through social pensions.

    This research is this co-ordinated by Professor Maria Evandrou and Professor Jane Falkingham.