Extending working lives

Conferences

Older people in employment event - Edinburgh - August 2017

Professor Wendy Loretto hosted an event at the University of Edinburgh Business School to discuss some of the issues affecting older people in employment. Professor Sarah Vickerstaff, Dr Laura Airey and Dr David Lain presented some of the findings from the Extending Working Lives project and discussed some possible policy options with representatives from the Scottish government.

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IAGG conference San Francisco 2017

Sarah Vickerstaff, Chris Phillipson, David Lain and Mariska van der Horst attended the Gerontological Society of America annual conference in San Francisco in July and presented findings from the project.. Slides from their presentations are available here: Bridges to working late, Managing the health of older workers, Consequences of abolishing mandatory retirement, Extending working lives in the UK.

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British Society of Gerontology Conference 2017
“Do not go gentle” – Gerontology and a good old age
Sarah Vickerstaff, Chris Phillipson and David Lain from the Uncertain Futures project all presented at this year’s BSG event in Swansea. You can find slides from their presentations by following these links: Vickerstaff, Phillipson, Lain.

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Overcoming inequalities event at Church House, Westminster
Uncertain futures team
April 2017
The Overcoming Inequalities: Addressing barriers to extending working lives event was held on 5th April and was attended by a host of leading experts from charities, industry, government, public bodies, universities and voluntary organisations.
Further information and a report of the day's proceedings can be found here
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Fuller Working Lives Policy and Findings event
Sarah Vickerstaff and David Lain
March 2017
Sarah and David presented some of the initial findings from the project at an ESRC event in London
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Work, health and ageing roundtable with Centre for Ageing Better
Sarah Vickerstaff
February 2017
Sarah Vickerstaff was invited to take part in this roundtable event to inform the consultation on the Work and Health green paper.
https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/work-health-and-disability-improving-lives
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Presentation at European public health conference
Charlotte Clark
November 2016
Dr Charlotte Clark presented a paper from the Uncertain Futures project entitled: The impact of childhood psychological health on labour force participation in later life.
https://ephconference.eu/2016-plenary-programme-22 4
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Chair of GSA 2016 symposium
Chris Phillipson
September 2016
Professor Chris Phillipson acted as Chair for the symposium entitled "The Erosion of Retirement:The case of the United Kingdom."
https://www.geron.org/meetings-events/2016-gsa-annual-scientific-meeting
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Presentation to GSA 2016
Chris Phillipson
September 2016
Professor Chris Phillipson presented on the subject of: "Retirement Lost or Saved. Redefining a 20th Century Institution".
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Presentation to GSA 2016
Sarah Vickerstaff
September 2016
Professor Sarah Vickerstaff presented on the subject of "Extending Women's Working Lives: Risks and Opportunities.

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Last Updated: 07/09/2017