July 05, 2017

British Society of Gerontology 46th Annual Conference, 2017

Professor Debora Price chaired two linked symposia at the annual conference of the British Society of Gerontology entitled: Lifecourse influences on health and wellbeing in later life Symposium Abstract: Governments around the world are extending working life through postponement of state pensions and other policy measures to meet perceived fiscal pressures from demographic ageing and… Read more »

University of Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom
June 22, 2017

2nd Annual Sir George Quigley Memorial Lecture “Economics: Helping to Make Us Human”

The presentation included comments on findings from:
Corna, Laurie M and Platts, Loretta G. and Worts, Diana and Price, Debora and McDonough, Peggy and Sacker, Amanda and Di Gessa, Giorgio and Glaser, Karen (2016) A sequence analysis approach to modelling the work and family histories of older adults in the UK. WHERL Working Paper, King’s College London, London. ISBN 9781908951182

Room 1:52, Lanyon building, Queen's University Belfast, University Square, Belfast BT7 1NN
June 20, 2017 / 2pm - 5.30pm

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 ( 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… Read more »

Travers Smith LLP 10 Snow Hill London EC1A 2AL
June 05, 2017

WHERL presented at 2017 Venice Summer School of Ageing

Ludovico Carrino was invited as lecturer at the Annual Venice Summer School of Ageing and presented findings from research on working longer, health and ageing.

Venice International University, San Servolo, Venezia, Italy
May 17, 2017

WHERL findings to be presented at the “Life-course influences on retirement” workshop in Helsinki

Lawrence Sacco will present a paper at the “Life-course influences on retirement: the perspectives of researchers and stakeholders” on the 17th of May 2017. The paper will be presented orally and then discussed with the participants of the workshop and by the discussant, Prof.em. Jorma Sipilä. The paper will display findings from his doctoral research… Read more »

Helsinki University, Unioninkatu 35, Helsinki, Finland
April 26, 2017 / 10am - 1pm

WHERL Presentations at the Department for Work and Pensions

The WHERL team presented a selection of their findings to officials from a number of government departments, kindly hosted by the Department for Work and Pensions.

Caxton House, Department for Work and Pensions, London
March 31, 2017

PPI Roundtable: the implications of extending the working lives of individuals

WHeRL is a three-year academic research project led by the Institute of Gerontology at King’s College London, in partnership with 5 other institutions. The Pensions Policy Institute will be holding a Roundtable to discuss the current findings from the PPI stream. This research considers the implications of extending the working lives of individuals and the… Read more »

Boardroom, Royal London, 55 Gracechurch Street, London, EC3V 0RL
March 30, 2017

Fuller Working Life Event

Ludovico Carrino presented findings from ongoing research on the mental health effects of the increase in the State Pension Age for women aged 60-62 between 2010 and 2015. Preliminary results highlight an increase in depression rates and worse mental health status, as measured by the GHQ and SF-12 indices in the Understanding Society survey. A… Read more »

Church House, Westminster, London, UK
February 08, 2017

WHERL findings to be presented at the Italian Population Days (AISP)

New findings on changes in the relationship between typologies of work and family histories and working up to and beyond state pension age (SPA) across three UK birth cohorts will be presented by Dr. Giorgio Di Gessa at the upcoming biennial meeting of the Italian Society for Population Studies (AISP) in Florence, Italy (8-10 February… Read more »

University of Florence