Credit: Wang Jing/HelpAge International

Credit: Wang Jing/HelpAge International

Measuring wellbeing and quality of life of older people: exploring national data

HelpAge International in partnership with the University of Southampton received a grant from UK’s Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to conduct secondary analysis of datasets in four countries of Eastern and South-Central Asia. The objectives of the research project (2015-16) were to contribute to understanding of quality of life and well-being of older people in Bangladesh, China, India and Pakistan drawing on the framework of the Global AgeWatch Index, to provide insights on data issues and gaps at the national level and to inform national discussion on data and ageing.

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Participants ahead of the side event 'Measuring quality of life of older people: Lessons from the analysis of national datasets in Asia' at the HelpAge Asia-Pacific Regional Conference in September 2016

During the project, Professor Asghar Zaidi, University of Southampton presented research findings at the HelpAge Asia-Pacific Regional Conference 'The Economic Implications of Ageing' in September 2016. 


Throughout the project the University of Southampton produced and presented a number of research findings. 

Read HelpAge's policy report "How data systems leave older people behind".