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Dr. Irene Mosca

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Irene Mosca holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, UK). Since 2010, she has been working with The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), first as a post-doctoral researcher and then as a research fellow. Between 2014 and 2016, she was funded by an HRB’s Interdisciplinary Capacity Enhancement (ICE) award aimed at investigating issues relating to labour market and financial outcomes and mental health. Within TILDA, Irene also coordinates the economics domain, chairs the socioeconomic research group and inputs into the development and piloting of the survey questionnaire.

Irene has established a strong record of research and published articles in international peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Population Economics, the Journal of Economic Psychology, Economics Letters, Economics and Human Biology and the International Journal of Public Health. Irene’s research has covered a wide range of topics, including: (return) migration and mental health; retirement and mental/cognitive health; obesity and employment; personality and wealth accumulation within couples; lack of knowledge of future pension benefits; socioeconomic gradient in self-reported and objective health measures; hypertension prevalence in Ireland and the US.

TILDA Related Publications / Working Papers

Mosca, I. & Wright RE. (2016) Height and Cognition at Older Ages: Irish Evidence. Economics Letters 149: 98-101.

Mosca, I. & McCrory C. Personality and Wealth Accumulation Among Older Couples: Do Dispositional Characteristics Pay Dividends? Journal of Economic Psychology. 56:1-19.

Mosca, I. & Barrett, A. (2016) The Impact of Voluntary and Involuntary Retirement on Mental Health: Evidence from Older Irish Adults. Journal of Mental Health Policy and Economics. 19(1): 33-44.

Mosca, I. & Barrett, A. (2016) The Impact of Adult Child Emigration on the Mental Health of Older Parents. Journal of Population Economics. DOI: 10.1007/s00148-015-0582-8.

Hudson, E., Madden, D. & Mosca, I. (2015) A Formal Investigation of Inequalities in Health Behaviours after Age 50 on the Island of Ireland. Economic and Social Review. 46(2): 233-265.

Barrett, A., Mosca, I. & Whelan, B. (2015) How Well-Informed are Pension Scheme Members on Their Future Pension Benefits? Evidence from Ireland. Journal of Aging & Social Policy. DOI: 10.1080/08959420.2015.1044817.

Mosca, I. & Kenny, R.A. (2014) Investigating Cross-nationals Differences in Prevalence of Diagnosed, Measured and Undiagnosed Hypertension: the Case of Ireland and the US. International Journal of Public Health. 59(5): 759-767.

Mosca, I., Ní Bhuachalla, B. & Kenny, R.A. (2013) 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).

Mosca, I. (2013) Body Mass Index, Waist Circumference and Employment: Evidence from Older Irish Adults. Economics and Human Biology. 11(4): 522-533.

Barrett, A. & Mosca, I. (2013) The Psychic Costs of Migration: Evidence from Irish Return Migrants. Journal of Population Economics. 26(2): 483-506.

Barrett, A. & Mosca, I. (2013) Social Isolation, Loneliness and Return Migration: Evidence from Older Irish Adults. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. 39(10): 1659-1677.

Barrett A., & Mosca, I. (2013) Increasing the State Pension Age, the Recession and Expected Retirement Ages. Economic and Social Review. 44(4): 447–472.

Barrett A. & Mosca, I. (2013) Early-life Causes and Later-life Consequences of Migration: Evidence from older Irish Adults. Journal of Population Ageing. 6(1): 29-45.


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