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Reversing retirement

Reversing retirement It is surprisingly common for retirees to reverse their retirement: New research from a cross-research council funded consortium led by Professor Karen Glaser at King’s College London suggests that up to one quarter of Britons have been “unretiring” in recent years. However, not everybody has the same opportunities to unretire: those who are… Read more »

Health effects of working beyond State Pension Age in England

New publication on the IUSSP news magazine, which disseminates in rigorous but plain language scientific findings from demographic research carried out all over the world. Health effects of working beyond State Pension Age in England

Mental health needs of “baby boomers” (50- 70 year olds) covered in new report from England’s Chief Medical Officer

Professor Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer for England, has focused on the health of people aged between 50 and 70 – often called the ‘baby boomers’ – in her latest annual report on the state of the public’s health. The report, titled ‘Baby Boomers: Fit for the Future’, covers topics such as the… Read more »

WHERL findings presented at the 3rd ISA Forum of Sociology July 10 – 14, 2016, Vienna Austria

The WHERL team presented new findings at an invited symposium of the International Sociological Association led by Professor Karen Glaser in Vienna, Austria in July 2016. The session was entitled “Wellbeing, Health, and Later Life Work from a Cross-National Comparative Perspective” and featured five papers investigating later-life employment, health and wellbeing. Policy reforms designed to… Read more »

Early Findings from the WHERL project: Work, Health, Retirement and the Lifecourse

The WHERL project (Work, Health, Retirement and the Lifecourse) is a three year interdisciplinary consortium funded by the Medical Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council under the Lifelong Health and Wellbeing (LLHW) programme.  Teams from The Institute of Gerontology at King’s College London, the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s… Read more »

Welcome to WHERL

Welcome everyone to the Wellbeing, Health, Retirement and the Lifecourse website Welcome to the Website and Blog for WHERL,  a new research project investigating ageing, work and health across the lifecourse.  I am the Principal Investigator for the project, which involves 5 institutions and 3 project partners.  We hope over the course of this project… Read more »