Project: Policies for longer working lives: understanding interactions with health and care responsibilities

Duration 01/03/2016 - 30/04/2019
Project Topic The project consortium focuses on 2 key factors related to the interest among policymakers across Europe in extending working lives; the relationship of longer working with health and caring responsibilities. This project brings together expertise from 4 countries to shed new light on how longer working lives might affect the health and well-being of the older population, and how caring responsibilities may affect individuals’ ability to work for longer. A core focus of the work is understanding differences in these effects across the population and the resulting impact on inequality. This project has 3 key strengths: • The consortium brings together renowned public policy experts from different countries, and exploits significant differences in the policies in place in each country and over time, to examine the role of policies and institutions in determining how longer working lives affect health and care giving, and how the effects differ across groups. • The work exploits currently under-utilised, comparable multidisciplinary data across these four countries to better understand the multi-faceted circumstances of the older populations and how they differ across countries. • We use and improve existing detailed dynamic micro-simulation models for each country to help understand how the circumstances of the older population will evolve in each country and what effect alternative policy regimes could have.
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Call First Call “Extended Working Life and its Interaction with Health, Wellbeing and beyond”

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 German Institute for Economic Research Coordinator Germany
2 Danish National Centre for Social Research Partner Denmark
3 Danish Research Centre on Education and Advanced Media Materials Partner Denmark
4 Paris School of Economics Partner France
5 Institute for Fiscal Studies Partner United Kingdom