WHERL findings presented at the annual conference of the British Society of Gerontology
Preliminary findings on the longitudinal patterns of engagement in paid work, informal care provision, volunteering and civic engagement have been presented by Lawrence Sacco at the British Society of Gerontology (BSG) annual conference in Stirling (6 – 8 July). The oral paper is entitled “A life-course approach to the study of paid and unpaid activities in mid to late life in Britain” with co-authors Laurie Corna, Debora Price and Karen Glaser. The findings showed how individuals aged 54 to 71 in the British Household Panel Survey combined engagement in paid and unpaid activities, and how patterns of engagement relate to socioeconomic and life course inequalities. These findings have implications for current policies that extend working lives and promote active ageing. The slides of the presentation can be found here.