New Ageing & Society article – is the workplace ready for the ageing worker?

A new article from members of the team looks at how organisations are managing an ageing work population. Read the full article here:

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Article on the transition from work to retirement

A new article has been published in the Social Policy in Society with findings from our study and looking at the organisational influences on the transition from work to retirement. You can read the full article here:


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Social Policy Association blog by Sarah Vickerstaff

Professor Sarah Vickerstaff has produced a blog which reflects on the wider issues around equality duties and reporting on ‘protected characteristics’. See link to blog here:


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Uncertain Futures event in London – 25 October 2017

On Wednesday, 25 October 2017 from 13:00 to 16:00 London School of Economics and Newcastle University (in conjunction with the Age and Employment network and Centre for Research on the Older Workforce  will be holding a seminar discussing the recent increases in pension age and abolition of mandatory retirement.

The event will take place at:

Newcastle University, London
102, Middlesex Street
E1 7EZ London
United Kingdom

Presentations include:

Professor Sarah Vickerstaff (University of Kent) – The management of older workers: what has changed?

 Dr David Lain (Newcastle University) – Abolishing mandatory retirement ages: implementation in four organisations

 Dr Mariska van der Horst (University of Kent)  – Bridges to working late? Un-retirement, Part-time work, and Self-employment in the United States and England

Chair and Discussant Professor John Manicol (London School of Economics), Dr Chris Ball (Researcher, University of Newcastle/ CROW – Centre for Research on the Older Workforce)

Please contact Newcastle University in London on 0203 752 2200 for further information.



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Older people in employment event – Edinburgh

Professor Wendy Loretto is hosting an event at the University of Edinburgh Business School to discuss some of the issues affecting older people in employment. Professor Sarah Vickerstaff, Dr Laura Airey and Dr David Lain will be taking part and presenting some of the findings from the Extending Working Lives project and discussing some possible policy options with representatives from the Scottish government.

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IAGG 2017 – Wednesday 26th July – team appearances

8.00 – 9.30 am. Extending women’s working lives – all the way to the precariat?

Sarah Vickerstaff presenting

Salon 1-2 Moscone

4.00 – 5.30 am. Work retirement and health

Sarah Vickerstaff presentation: Managing the Health Issues of Older
Workers: Experience From Four UK

Room 2014-2016 CC

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IAGG 2017 – Tuesday 25th July – team appearances

Chris Phillipson will be making several contributions to the conference today as follows:

8.00 – 9.30 a.m Presidential Symposium :Collaborative Urbanism and Coproduction

Room 3002


10.00 – 11.00 a.m. Keynote: Social Inequalities and Social Justice

Room 2020 -2022


2.00 – 3.00 a.m. From Active to Precarious Ageing

Salon 5


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IAGG 2017 – Monday 24th July – team appearances

Look out for Sarah Vickerstaff, David Lain and Mariska van der Horst today. They will be appearing at the following with news from our study.

Symposium: Understanding Later Careers: A Comparative Assessment
Room 3003 (Moscone West)

Symposium: Labor Force and Health in Later Life From a Cross-National Perspective
Salon 3 (San Francisco Marriott Marquis)

In addition Chris Phillipson will be the discussant in the Presidential Symposium: Age Friendly Environments

4.00pm – 5.30pm Salon 8 Moscone West

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IAGG 2017 San Francisco

Sarah Vickerstaff, Chris Phillipson, David Lain and Mariska van der Horst are attending the IAGG conference in San Francisco next week and will be presenting some findings from the project. Look out for slides from the conference appearing on the website soon.

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Team members contribute to publication on gender, ageing and extended working life

Sarah Vickerstaff and Wendy Loretto have provided a UK chapter in the above publication looking at the cross-national perspectives of gender, ageing and extended working life. If you would like to obtain a copy see flyer below for more details and a discount voucher

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