January 23, 2015

Loretta Platts introduces the WHERL project to the European Commission

On 12th January Dr. Loretta Platts introduced the WHERL project to staff at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion. This meeting extended the project’s network to policy makers at EU level and will help us interact more effectively with European institutions in the future. We’ve put edited highlights of the presentation… Read more »

December 19, 2014

DWP publishes Help and support for older workers

The DWP has published guidance about employing older workers and working past 50. It is aimed at older people who want to work longer and employers who could benefit by employing older people. It includes a discussion of help and support available by the Older Workers Champion Ros Altmann.

December 17, 2014

Centre for Longitudinal Studies Call for Postgraduate Posters: The value and use of cohort studies for social investigation and policy making

The CLS at the Institute of Education has just announced a CALL FOR POSTERS FROM POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS Submission deadlines: 5 January 2015 at 17:00 Submit poster details and queries to: Detailed information available at: This conference aims to showcase research using cohort data, covering a broad range of themes relating to the life… Read more »

November 24, 2014

Generation R

Age UK’s┬ádetailed research report provides a uniquely informed view, via statistical analysis and qualitative research, of the cohort of people aged 50-64 living in England today. We have named this group Generation R to reflect their resilience, risk and readiness (or otherwise) for ageing. Download the PDF here. Other reports, factsheets, our monthly bulletin, and… Read more »