University of Stirling’s Healthy Ageing in Scotland (HAGIS) study is the first comprehensive study of over 50s in Scotland. It gathers information on health, economic circumstances and social wellbeing. The 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 and policy about the country’s future. The university intends to expand the HAGIS study’s reach to 7,000 people, re-interviewing them every two years. This expansion will add additional depth to the findings of the original study and continue to provide invaluable data on Scotland’s ageing population that allows for global comparison and policy-shaping insights.
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