The relationships between work, retirement and health in later life are complex and much of the evidence base examines early retirement. In the context of extending working lives in the UK, we use data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing to examine work beyond the state pension age (SPA) to better understand who is… Read more »University College London, London, United Kingdom
Dr. Laurie Corna from King’s College London will lead a symposium on later-life employment and growing inequalities at the 8th International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics European Region Congress in Dublin, Ireland on 25 April 2015. The symposium will bring together research from the WHERL project and other papers from the University of Toronto, University College London and the… Read more »Dublin, Ireland
At the recent International Association on Gerontology and Geriatrics European Congress (IAGG-ER) in Dublin, Dr. Laurie Corna presented a paper on older adults’ employment biographies in Sweden, Italy, Germany and the US, and discussed the findings in light of recent policy changes. This paper was part of a symposium entitled “The changing landscape of later-life… Read more »Dublin, Ireland
RESEARCH SEMINAR SERIES:”WORK, RETIREMENT, HEALTH AND CARE: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE WHERL PROJECT” Location: Room K6.63 Category: Seminar When: 15/04/2015 (13:00-14:30) Karen Glaser (KCL) , Laurie M. Corna (KCL), Loretta G. Platts (KCL) , Diana Worts(University of Toronto), Debora Price (KCL) and Peggy McDonough (University of Toronto): “Work, retirement, health and care: An introduction to… Read more »Room K6.63 King's College London, Strand, WC2R 2LS
Early findings from WHERL will be presented by Laurie Corna at the Centre for Longitudinal Studies’ Cohort Studies Research Conference on 17 March 2015. The paper is entitled: “Employment Histories of British Men and Women: Implications for extended working lives and socioeconomic circumstances in later life”, with co-authors Loretta G. Platts, Diana Worts, Karen Glaser, Peggy McDonough… Read more »5-7 Tavistock Place, London WC1H 9SN, United Kingdom
Dr. Loretta Platts presented research examining returns to paid work following retirement using data from the British Household Panel Survey.Cruciform Hub, University College London, London
This was a collaborative network workshop organised by Professor David Blane from the International Centre for Life Course Studies in Society and Health (ICLS) at UCL which brought together groups of researchers working on the issue of extending working lives. Researchers included Professor Jenny Head who is also leading a cross-research council funded consortium on… Read more »
On 12th January 2015 Dr. Loretta Platts introduced the WHERL project to staff at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. Read more about this meeting.
Loretta Platts has been invited by the Centre Metices at the Université libre de Bruxelles to speak on the subject of the factors affecting individuals’ decisions to return to employment following a period of retirement. The talk title is: “Retour au travail après le départ en retraite : une analyse du panel des ménages britanniques (Returning… Read more »Université libre de Bruxelles: Salle Henri Janne – 15e niveau, Institut de Sociologie (bat. S).