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International conference on Gender and Extended Working Life at NUI Galway

November 23, 2018 @ 8:00 am - November 24, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

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A major international conference on the very topical issue of Extended Working Life policy will take place at the National University of Ireland, Galway on the 22nd and 23rd November, 2018. The conference entitled ‘Gender and health impacts of policies extending working life’ is based on the work of COST Action IS1409 an international network involving over 100 researchers from 34 countries. The network which has run since April 2015 is funded by COST – European Cooperation in Science and Technology, with support from the Whitaker Institute. The network is hosted at the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology (ICSG), ILAS building, NUI Galway.

This conference will feature over 50 presentations on the gender and health implications of policies designed to extend working life. These policies have been introduced across OECD countries as a response to population ageing and anticipated increased pension costs. They include increasing state pension age and requiring increased contributions to qualify for state pensions and have important implications for different groups of workers. Mairead McGuinness, MEP, Vice President of the European Parliament will give a video welcome address. Keynote speakers include Dame Professor Carol Black, Newnham College Cambridge, Expert Adviser on Health and Work to NHS, Professor Chris Phillipson, University of Manchester, Professor Fiona Alpass, Massey University, New Zealand and Professor Libby Brooke, University of Melbourne.

There will be a policy roundtable on Extended Working Life policy in Ireland, chaired by Professor Alan Ahearne on the 22nd November at 1.15 pm involving the major policy-makers and stakeholders.

For more information and to register, click here.