Martin Hyde

Martin Hyde
Swansea University | SWAN · Centre for Innovative Ageing "CIA"

PhD Sociology of Ageing

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Introduction
I am a sociologist researching ageing and later life. I am an Assoc. Prof in Gerontology at the Centre for Innovative Ageing & Research Director at the Awen Institute, Swansea University. I am an Assoc. Editor at Social Theory & Health. I am a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America. I have been involved in a number of large scale studies including the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) and the Swedish Longitudinal Occupational Study of Health (SLOSH).
Additional affiliations
October 2012 - May 2014
Stockholm University
Position
  • Retirement, health and well-being amongst older Swedes (SLOSH)
Description
  • Analysing SLOSH data to look at the relationships between labour market participation, health and well being amongst older people
September 2006 - October 2012
Sheffield Hallam University
Position
  • Senior Lecturer in Sociology
Description
  • Mainly taught research methods and sociology of health at undergraduate and post-graduate level
January 2004 - September 2006
University College London
Position
  • From Passive to Active. Consumption and ageing in Britain 1963-2005
Description
  • As part of the ESRC/AHRC Cultures of Consumption programme I worked on analysing the Family and Expenditure Surveys from the mid 1960s to the early 2000s to look at consumptions patterns for older people in the UK
Education
October 2005 - October 2012
University College London
Field of study
  • Sociology of Ageing
October 1998 - October 1999
University of Bristol
Field of study
  • Sociology
October 1995 - June 1998
University of Bristol
Field of study
  • Sociology and Politics

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Publications (116)
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Purpose: Maintaining or improving quality of life (QoL) in later life has become a major policy objective. Yet we currently know little about how QoL develops at older ages. The few studies that have modelled QoL change across time for older adults have used 'averaged' trajectories. However, this ignores the variations in the way QoL develops betwe...
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Job satisfaction has previously been found to increase across the life span. However, few studies have focused on the very last years of working life. We applied a time-to-retirement approach to job satisfaction and investigated change in job satisfaction in the ten years before retirement in the German Socioeconomic Panel (GSOEP, n = 2,619). Job s...
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Aims As populations are ageing worldwide, it is important to identify strategies to promote successful ageing. We investigate how working conditions throughout working life are associated with successful ageing in later life. Methods Data from two nationally representative longitudinal Swedish surveys were linked ( n=674). In 1991, respondents wer...
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Background: There is limited information about the predictors of multimorbidity (MM) among ethnic minority older adults in Iran. This study aimed to examine the impact of sociodemographic and lifestyle factors on the prevalence of MM, among older Kurdish people living in the Northwest of Iran. Methods: The current study was conducted in Bukan ci...
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How do workers in different age groups fare on the labor market when a banking crisis occurs? Using data on 41 banking crises in 38 developed countries between 1990-2014, we examine how banking crises affect the labor market position of workers from five different age groups (including those aged 65 years and older) and whether employment protectio...
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Background We examined socioeconomic inequalities in disability-free life expectancy in older men and women from England and the United States and explored whether people in England can expect to live longer and healthier lives than those in the United States. Methods We used harmonized data from the Gateway to Global Aging Data on 14,803 individu...
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Background: There is limited information about the predictors of multimorbidity (MM) among ethnic minority older adults in Iran. This study aimed to examine the impact of sociodemographic and lifestyle factors on the prevalence of MM, among older Kurdish people living in the Northwest of Iran. Methods: The current study was conducted in Bukan city...
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Work stress and poor sleep are closely related in cross‐sectional data, but evidence from prospective data is limited. We analysed how perceived stress and work stressors (work demands, decision authority and workplace social support) are related to key dimensions of insomnia over time, using structural equation modelling. Biennial measurements fro...
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Background: Prior analyses of class differences in health trajectories among employees have often omitted women and transitions to retirement. We examined social class trajectories in physical functioning among Finnish female employees from midlife to retirement age, and whether transitions to retirement modified these trajectories. Methods: Dat...
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Background: There is limited information about the predictors of multimorbidity (MM) among ethnic minority older adults in Iran. This study aimed to examine the impact of sociodemographic and lifestyle factors on the prevalence of MM, among older Kurdish people living in the Northwest of Iran. Methods: sociodemographic and lifestyle factors as well...
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The aim of the evaluation was to find out what impact the group-based psychological and emotional support courses had on individual attributes that would help people be better prepared for later life transitions; what changes people make as a result of the courses; and what practice, resources or processes in the organisations are important in ensu...
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Background: Retirement has been associated with improved mental health, but it is unclear how much this is due to the removal of work-related stressors. We examined rates of psychotropic medication use before and after the transition to disability retirement due to mental, musculoskeletal and other causes by pre-retirement levels of perceived work...
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How do young and old workers fare on the labor market when a banking crisis occurs? Using data on 41 banking crises in 38 developed countries over 1990-2014, we examine how banking crises affect the labor market position of workers from five different age groups (including 65 years and older) and whether employment protection legislation shields wo...
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Retirement from work is a major life transition. For many, retirement from paid employment is something to look forward to. But for others, retirement can pose many challenges and they find it difficult to adjust to their new role and circumstances The purpose of this rapid evidence review is to synthesise the existing research on the experience of...
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Attitudes to age are multidimensional. Previous research has suggested that people can hold seemingly contradictory views on older people, attributing both positive and negative attributes to them. In order to further explore these issues we used data from the 6th wave of the World Values Survey. This covered over 90,000 respondents from 60 countri...
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Retirement from paid work is a major change that can affect people’s lives. We know that some people flourish and others find it difficult. This paper presents findings from two components of a project on transitions in later life. The findings from a narrative synthesis, bringing together both qualitative and quantitative research, reveal that wor...
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L P Hartley could have easily written that ageing, rather than the past, is a foreign country. Despite on-going demographic change ageing continues to be a foreign land both within and between countries. As population ageing becomes an increasingly global phenomenon it is crucial that we move away from Western-centric models of ageing. We need a be...
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Background: There are striking socioeconomic differences in life expectancy, but less is known about inequalities in healthy life expectancy and disease-free life expectancy. We estimated socioeconomic differences in health expectancies in four studies in England, Finland, France and Sweden. Methods: We estimated socioeconomic differences in hea...
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The current landscape of retirement is changing dramatically as population aging becomes increasingly visible. This review of pressing retirement issues advocates research on (1) changing meanings of retirement; (2) impact of technology; (3) the role of housing in retirement; (4) human resource strategies; (5) adjustment to changing retirement poli...
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Objectives: The study compared the proportion of older adults identified as drinking hazardously based on the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test-Consumption (AUDIT-C) with the older adult-specific Comorbidity Alcohol Risk Evaluation Tool (CARET) and investigated whether sociodemographics, comorbidities, health, medication use, and alcohol-r...
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Caroline Lodge, Eileen Carnell and Marianne Coleman (2016) The new age of ageing: How society needs to change, Bristol: Policy Press, £14.99, pp. 224, pbk. - MARTIN HYDE
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The rapid economic growth of the past few decades has radically transformed India’s labour market, bringing millions of former agricultural workers into manufacturing industries, and, more recently, the expanding service industries, such as call centres and IT companies. Alongside this employment shift has come a change in health and health problem...
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This chapter reviews the current debates on the role of work and working conditions in the discourse on international development and explores the impact of vulnerable work and poor psychosocial working conditions on health. The launch of the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015 is a welcome addition in the fight to secure decent work and ensure h...
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This concluding chapter argues that the chapters in this book represent some of the state-of-the-art research on the relationship between work and health in India. Both individually and collectively, they have made some significant contributions to understanding these issues. However, as India continues to go through economic and epidemiological ch...
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This chapter discusses how psychosocial factors at work can impact on people's health, and how such factors have been conceptualised and measured by researchers in this field. Psychosocial factors are likely to have gained in relative importance for public health, at least in industrialised welfare states. Interest in the effects of the psychosocia...
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This introductory chapter provides an overview of work, stress, and health in India. India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. The growth of the Indian economy has been matched by the steady increase in its labour force. However, globalisation and rapid industrial growth in India in the last few years has led to occupational healt...
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This interdisciplinary work connects the transformation of India’s labour market with changes in health and health problems to offer an analysis that is unprecedented in scope and depth.
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This interdisciplinary work connects the transformation of India’s labour market with changes in health and health problems to offer an analysis that is unprecedented in scope and depth.
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This interdisciplinary work connects the transformation of India’s labour market with changes in health and health problems to offer an analysis that is unprecedented in scope and depth.
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This article examines the influence of national employment protection legislation (EPL) on the likelihood of older workers in Europe being forced into retirement. Data are drawn from 4 waves of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) covering the period from 2004 to 2013. The sample is restricted to those who were aged between...
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Extended working lives are now becoming the norm in many Western countries. However, it is not always easy to do so. A substantial number of older adults are pushed out of the labor force at the end of their work careers. In this study, we explore whether older workers are forced to leave their careers through retirement routes or become unemployed...
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It is acknowledged that globalization is becoming more and more important for establishing a better understanding ageing and later life. The effects of the global economic crisis have destabilized many of the assumptions and policies around old age and challenged assumptions about ageing and place. These transformations increasingly question what h...
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There are striking socioeconomic differences in life expectancy, but less is known about inequalities in health expectancies. We estimated differences in healthy life expectancy and chronic disease-free life expectancy using data from four European longitudinal studies for two health indicators: (i) sub-optimal self-rated health and (ii) having a c...
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Job loss is known to increase alcohol use in the general population. Yet few studies have examined how forced exit from work impacts on the drinking patterns of older adults. This is important as older adults can be at greater risk from alcohol-related harm. Using waves 4 and 5 of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe we assessed th...
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We propose that voluntary work, characterized by social, physical and cognitive activity in later life is associated with fewer cognitive problems and lower dementia rates. We test these assumptions using 3-wave, self-reported, and registry data from the 2010, 2012, and 2014 Swedish National Prescribed Drug Register. We had three groups of seniors...
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Population ageing and globalisation represent two of the most radical social transformations that have occurred. This book provides, for the first time, an accessible overview of how they interact. Ageing has been conventionally framed within the boundaries of nation states, yet demographic changes, transmigration, financial globalization and the g...
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Economic issues form a key dimension for both globalization and social gerontology. Drawing on data from a range of international studies, this chapter critically assesses the extent to which we identify a global convergence around labour market participation rates, retirement age, financial circumstances and pension policies. It also looks at the...
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This chapter explores the ways in which belonging and identity are produced and re-produced along what can be called the ethnoscapes of ageing and later life. In this chapter, data from a wide range of studies are used to explore how older people around the world think about ageing and old age and whether new co-ordinates for identities in later li...
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This chapter critically maps the global landscapes of the politics of ageing and later life. This is important because any understanding of the relationship between globalization and ageing needs also to address the political dimensions that are specific to each polity. Three key emerging epistemic communities around ageing and later life are ident...
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This chapter covers the ways in which the main social gerontological theories have dealt with the issues of space. Rather than repeat the conventional narrative about the historical development of these theories, they are divided into groups which correspond to two broad historical periods; the modern and the late modern. The main argument here is...
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The aim in this chapter is to contribute to the growing academic interest in the spatial relations of ageing and later life. In so doing, the arguments and evidence for the existence of global, regional, national and local, forms of space are addressed. It is argued that we need to be aware of the evidence that all of these spaces now co-exist and...
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This chapter critically assesses the data on the health of older people across different spatial scales as well as the evidence for the impact of globalization on healthcare spending. Drawing on data from a wide range of international studies, the analysis shows that there is a great deal of international variation in the health of older people. He...
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Since the publication of A Measure of Quality of Life in Early Old Age: The Theory, Development and Properties of a Needs Satisfaction Model (CASP-19) just over 10 years ago, the scale has gone on to be used in a wide variety of studies in over 20 countries across the world and the original paper has become the most highly cited paper for Aging and...
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Purpose: Self-rated health (SRH) is a well-established measure within social epidemiology. However, most studies on SRH tend to be amongst the general population, where SRH has been found to be lower in women than in men. Few studies have specifically investigated patterns of SRH just within an employed population. The purpose of this study was to...
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In the present study we contrast materialistic (i.e., income and economic inequality) and psychosocial (i.e., social circumstances) pathway perspectives on whether volunteering while being unemployed mitigates the well-documented negative effects of unemployment on health, health behaviors, and well-being. We test our hypotheses using data from the...
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Background Age-related differences in diabetes outcomes are important both for clinical and policy considerations. To clarify the basis of such differences, we investigated patterns of associations for age in relation to hospitalization and glycemic control and examined the role of other factors. Methods 4471 patients with diabetes aged 40–79 year...
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Objectives: As African populations begin to age developing accurate measures of quality of life (QoL) in later life for use on the continent is becoming imperative. This study evaluates the measurement and predictors of QoL amongst older Ethiopians. Method: The data come from a multi-stage cluster sample of 214 people aged 55 and over living in...
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Background. The number of diseases and physical functioning difficulties tend to increase with age. The aim of this study was to examine the trajectories of physical functioning across age groups and whether the trajectories differ according to disease status in different population subgroups. Methods. Repeat data from a nationally representative...
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There is increasing concern about possible widening inequalities in health amongst the older population. There is a growing body of work on the relationships between patterns of labour market participation in later life and health. However the results are equivocal and little has been done to explore socio-economic variations in the impact of retir...
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This paper will present a comparative analysis of social class identity and age identity in later life in the context of social change. First, the paper will address gerontological approaches to class and later life alongside key theoretical approaches to identity and social change. Second, the paper will consider the methodological and data issues...
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Objectives: Involuntary employment exit in later life has been shown to be a risk factor for poor physical and mental health. This study aims to examine the relationship between involuntary employment exit in later life and subsequent risk of reporting major depression or being prescribed anti-depressant medication (ADM). Method: Data were drawn...
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As population ageing becomes a global phenomenon the need to understand the quality of life of older people around the world has become increasingly salient. The CASP-19 is a well established measure of quality of later life. The scale is composed of 19 items which map onto the four domains of control (C), Autonomy (A), Self-Realisation (S) and Ple...
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Loss of physical functioning is an early marker of declining health in older people. The objective of this study was to examine the age-related trajectories of physical functioning among those in full-time work and retirement. Based on the Health and Retirement Study, participants who were working full-time or were in full-time retirement and 65-85...
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i>Social Class in Later Life: Power, Identity and Lifestyle provides the most up-to-date collection of new and emerging research relevant to contemporary debates on the relationship between class, culture and later life.
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Here we consider the consumer society as it currently exists in the UK and examine its relationship and relevance to the population of individuals with intellectual disability. We do this through a reading of the associated literature on theories of shopping and consumption which we then contrast with research evidence as it applies to the lives of...
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Research on health effects of managerial leadership has only taken established work environment factors into account to a limited extent. We therefore investigated the associations between a measure of Attentive Managerial Leadership (AML), and perceived stress, age-relative self-rated health, and sickness absence due to overstrain/fatigue, adjusti...
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To investigate prospective associations between working conditions and depressive symptoms in Swedish men and women. The study was based on SLOSH (N = 5,985), a follow-up of a representative sample of gainfully employed Swedes 16-64 years of age from the Swedish Work Environment Survey 2003. Work demands, decision authority, support and conflicts a...
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Abstract The significance of the UK's ageing population has been generally acknowledged, however its implications for consumption have been neglected. The consumption patterns of older people are important given that the end of the 20th century witnessed profound changes to the nature of later life, many linked to the emergence of ‘consumer societi...
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Most studies on burnout have been cross-sectional and focused on specific occupations. In the present study we prospectively investigated the association between demands, control, support and conflicts as well as downsizing and emotional exhaustion in men and women derived from a representative sample of the working population in Sweden. The study...