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Higgins, Agnes and Sharek, Danika and McCann, Edward and Sheeran, Fintan and Glacken, Michelle and Breen, Marianne and McCarron, Mary (2011) Visible lives: Identifying the experiences and needs of older lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender people in Ireland. Dublin: The Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN).

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Approximately two-thirds of the survey participants reported living in towns or cities of more than 5,000 people. Participants from 25 counties out of the 26 counties within the Republic of Ireland were involved in the survey. Nearly seven out of ten survey participants reported owning their own home. Less than 1% of the sample lived in a nursing home/continuing care residence.

• There were relatively high rates of survey participants who were single (43.1%) and living alone (45.8%).
• The majority of those under 65 years of age, the typical age of retirement in Ireland, were working, while the majority of those over 65 years of age were retired.
• There was a large variation in reported household income with almost one-quarter indicating that their household income was under €19,999 per year and more than one-third reporting it to be over €50,000 per year. By far the most common source of income for participants was work or selfemployment.
• Nearly 14% of survey participants were providing care to a variety of people including parents, children, siblings, partners and friends.
• Only 10 of the survey participants were not out as LGBT to anyone.


Item Type
Report
Publication Type
Irish-related, Report
Drug Type
All substances
Intervention Type
Screening / Assessment
Date
2011
Pages
191 p.
Publisher
The Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN)
Place of Publication
Dublin
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB (Electronic Only)
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