The Healthy Ageing in Scotland (HAGIS) study has created an invaluable benchmark that enables comparison of over 50s in Scotland with those in other nations, and will help to inform vital conversations about the country’s future. The £500,000 study – funded by the National Institute of Aging and Nuffield Foundation – is the first of its kind in Scotland. In its pilot phase, researchers at the University analysed the data of 1,000 Scots over the age of 50 – supplying a wealth of information to influence and support the debate around the issues affecting our ageing population.
The initial findings of the study have revealed important insights into the employment, social security, health and life expectancy of the older generation. The HAGIS study represents Scotland within the Gateway to Global Aging – a platform for population survey data covering more than two-thirds of the world’s population aged 50+. HAGIS provides a benchmark and, for the first time, enables comparison of the over 50s in Scotland with those in other countries across the world.
Read more about the specific findings of the HAGIS study below.