PPI Policy Seminar: Wellbeing, Health, Retirement and the Lifecourse (WHERL)
Chair: Norma Cohen, PPI Governor
Key Note Speaker: Sir Steve Webb, PPI Governor
Launch event of the final report at the conclusion of this project.
WHERL (www.wherl.ac.uk) is a three-year academic research project funded by the MRC/ESRC under the Lifelong Health and Wellbeing Programme, led by the Institute of Gerontology at King’s College London and in collaboration with University College London, the University of Manchester, the Pensions Policy Institute and the University of Toronto. The project has been investigating a crucial question for ageing societies: how inequalities across the lifecourse relate to paid work in later life in the UK. The project brought together an interdisciplinary consortium of academics and project partners whose aim has been to investigate lifecourse influences on later life work and the implications for well-being, health and financial outcomes of working up to and beyond State Pension Age. This report brings together research on a number of cross-cutting factors that can affect the likelihood that individuals will work up to and beyond State Pension Age, as well as the impact this can have on their health, wellbeing and financial circumstances, and draws out the implications for policy and inequalities.
Laurie Corna – Work and family histories across the lifecourse
Karen Glaser – Work family histories and retirement transitions
Lawrence Sacco – The relationship between paid and unpaid activities at older ages
Amanda Sacker – Working later and physical health
Rob Stewart – Working later and mental health
Debora Price – Pension accumulation and the lifecourse.
Karen Glaser (WHERL), Fiona Tait (Intelligent Pensions), Fiona Thom (DWP), Stephen Bevan (Institute of Employment Studies), Chris Curry (Pensions Policy Institute), Sir Steve Webb (Royal London)