, Volume 30, Issue 4, pp 377-395

Alcohol consumption in elderly people across European countries: Results from the food in later life project

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to identify social and cultural aspects of alcohol consumption in a sample of older people living in their own homes, in eight different European countries. We explore several aspects of alcohol consumption, establishing comparisons between genders, age groups and living circumstances. The phenomenon of alcohol consumption within these countries and cultures is compared in order to gain a better understanding of similarities and differences.

Maria Daniel Vaz de Almeida PhD belongs to the Faculty of Nutrition and Food Sciences (FCNAUP), where she is the Head of the Faculty and Professor of Community Nutrition. She has been involved in several European research projects in nutrition and public health.
Kate Davidson PhD is a co-director of the Centre for Research on Ageing and Gender (CRAG) at the Sociology Department at the University of Surrey. CRAG brings together social scientific expertise to conduct policy relevant research on gender and ageing. The principal aim is to advance understanding of how gender influences the experience of ageing, and how ageing influences gender roles and relationships across the life course.