Genderewl Cost Action IS1409
Gender and health impacts of policies extending working life
in western countries
Extending working life is one of the most important policy measures recommended to respond to population ageing, and the sustainability of social protection systems, in particular pension and health care systems. However, the differential impacts of these policies for various social groups and across different social policy regimes have yet to be explored. One of the main issues is to decide which particular policy measure has which consequences for which social groups, and how that is influenced by different social contexts. By connecting inter-disciplinary research team from 34countries, this COST Action has been particularly focused on issues such as: the health and economic well-being of diverse groups of older workers, the connection between caring, employment and health, the impact of non-standard forms of employment, age management, gender-sensitive indicators of health and well-being for older workers, identification of innovative policies and good practice.
The final COST conference is an opportunity for COST Action members to present results of their analysis but also to invite other researchers to present their papers in relation to the gender and health impacts of extending working life in western countries.
Call for papers - http://www.conference.ie/Conferences/menu.asp?menu=2538&Conference=557
For further information please contact:
Christine De Largy
Research Support Manager,
COST Action IS1409/CA15122 Grant Manager
Irish Centre for Social Gerontology
Telephone: 00 353 91 49 5461