EXTEND: Inequalities in extending working lives research launch


Date: Monday 3 December
Time: 4:00pm for 4:30pm – 6:00pm (followed by a drinks reception)
Location: The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS

Join us on 3 December in London to hear the findings of the EXTEND project which examines the unequal distribution of opportunity and risk in relation to working longer, and the implications for social inequalities of extending working lives.

The event which we are hosting in partnership with Alan Walker CBE, Professor of Social Policy and Social Gerontology, University of Sheffield, and the EU/ESRC research project, EXTEND, will offer an opportunity to hear directly from a range of experts from among the 19 academics across the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Finland, Denmark and Germany, who have led the study.

The event will be chaired by ILC’s Senior Research Fellow, Dr Brian Beach, and speakers include:

  • Professor Gerhard Naegele, Professor of Social Gerontology, Institute of Gerontology, University of Dortmund.
  • Professor Per Jensen, Professor of Social Policy, Centre for Comparative Welfare Studies, Aalborg University.
  • Professor Jukka Vuori, Research Professor, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health.
  • Dr. Daniel Holman, Research Fellow, Department of Sociological Studies, The University of Sheffield.
  • Dr. Wouter De Tavernier, Postdoctoral Researcher, Centre for Comparative Welfare Studies, Aalborg University.

Comprising a mixture of macro policy analysis, epidemiological work, simulations and workplace-based intervention research, EXTEND considers the role that pension and retirement policies, improving the employability of an ageing workforce and measures for healthy ageing in work can pla y, and proposes solutions to help ensure fair and equitable longer working lives.