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Dr. Irene Mosca

Research Fellow (Centre For Medical Gerontology)

Irene Mosca joined the TILDA team in 2010 and since then she has been working on a number of papers focusing on: the impact of obesity on employment opportunities; socioeconomic gradient in self-reported and objective health measures; (return) migration and mental health; (return) migration and social isolation and loneliness; the impact of increasing the State Pension Age and the economic recession on retirement expectations; and patterns of "don't knows" in response to pensions-related questions. At present, she is funded by an HRB's Interdisciplinary Capacity Enhancement (ICE) award aimed at investigating issues relating to labour market and financial outcomes and mental health.
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Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin, Ireland 2011 present
Mosca, I. & Kenny, R.A, Investigating Cross-nationals Differences in Prevalence of Diagnosed, Measured and Undiagnosed Hypertension: the Case of Ireland and the US, International Journal of Public Health, , 2014, Notes: [DOI 10.1007/s00038-014-0573-7], Journal Article, IN_PRESS
Hudson, E., Madden, D. & Mosca, I, A Formal Investigation of Inequalities in Health Behaviours after Age 50 on the Island of Ireland, Economic & Social Review , 2014, Journal Article, IN_PRESS
Barrett, Alan; Mosca, Irene, The Psychic Costs of Migration: Evidence from Irish Return Migrants, Journal of Population Economics, 26, (2), 2013, p483 - 506, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
Barrett, Alan; Mosca, Irene , Early-life Causes and Later-life Consequences of Migration: Evidence from Older Irish Adults, Journal of Population Ageing, 6, (1-2), 2013, p29 - 45, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Alan Barrett, Social Isolation, Loneliness and Return Migration: Evidence from Older Irish Adults, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 39, (10), 2013, p1659 - 1677, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI
Alan Barrett; Irene Mosca, Increasing the State Pension Age, the Recession and Expected Retirement Ages, Economic and Social Review, 44, (4), 2013, p447 - 472, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Mosca, I., . Body Mass Index, Waist Circumference and Employment: Evidence from Older Irish Adults, Economics and Human Biology, 11, (4), 2013, p522 - 533, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Mosca, I., NĂ­ Bhuachalla, B. & Kenny, R.A. , Explaining Significant Differences in Subjective and Objective Measures of Cardiovascular Health: Evidence for the Socioeconomic Gradient in a Population-based Study. , BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, 13, (64), 2013, Notes: [DOI: 10.1186/10.1186/1471-2261-13-64 ], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Barrett, A. & Mosca, I. , The Psychic Costs of Migration: Evidence from Irish Return Migrants, 2011, Working Paper, SUBMITTED
Barrett, A. & Mosca, I., Social Isolation, Loneliness and Return Migration: Evidence from Older Irish Adults, 2011, Working Paper, PUBLISHED

Mosca, Irene, Obesity and Employment in Ireland: Moving Beyond BMI, 2012, Working Paper, PUBLISHED
Alan Barrett, George Savva, Virpi Timonen and Rose Anne Kenny (eds), Fifty plus in Ireland 2011: First results from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, May, 2011, Report, PUBLISHED


Population ageing, migration, labour market