There is a broad consensus that a key response to demographic ageing is to extend the length of working lives. There is much less agreement on the central questions of how and for whom to extend the number of years in employment.
This conference looks at three important inter-related issues regarding demographic ageing: life course perspective on inequalities and well-being, the importance of good health and pension policy design.
Good health is a pre-condition for a long working life, and inequalities in health towards the end of the labour market career may influence pension policy design. Understanding the extent to which inequalities are compounding over the life course with respect to labour market participation and health is important for prevention strategies; and to the effectiveness and design of pension reforms.
Anyone working on issues related to ageing, pension, health and well-being is encouraged to join us and contribute to the discussion with the presenters during Q&A sessions and breaks.
FACTAGE – Fairer ACTive AGeing for Europe – is a Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) research project under the ‘More Years – Better Lives’ programme. The main focus of FACTAGE is emerging inequalities late in (working) life. Other member of the CEPS led consortium are Statistics Austria, National Institute for Economic and Social Research (NIESR), University of Koblenz Landau and University of the Basque Country. More info about the project: www.factage.eu
Organised under CEPS Ageing Societies Programme.