A synthesis of our research findings has been published in a freely available N-IUSSP e-book!


As societies age, the well-being of the elderly becomes an important societal challenge. CREW builds an interdisciplinary team of researchers from six institutions in five countries (Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Canada), to examine the interrelationships between care, work, health and wellbeing.

Specifically, the project investigates (1) the determinants of health and wellbeing at older age; (2) the patterns of caregiving, and their impact on wellbeing and social participation of older people; (3) pension systems; and (4) wellbeing of older adults without close kin. Gender and welfare policies are the transversal themes of each research topic.

Our project fills key policy-relevant gaps in existing research, ultimately contributing to knowledge which inform policies to enhance successful ageing for both men and women and for people of different socio-economic groups.

This research is funded by a Joint Programming Initiative, More Years Better Lives 2017-2020. To read more about this program, click here.