Gender Inequalities in Extending Working Lives

Wednesday, 26 September, 2018 - 09:30 to 15:30
National Institute of Economic and Social Research
2 Dean Trench Street
SW1P 3HE London
United Kingdom





Considerable efforts have been made by policymakers to encourage individuals to extend their working lives, both in the UK and across Europe. While remaining in work for longer can bring benefits for individuals as well as for society more broadly, there is increasing recognition that impacts may differ for different groups.

The Fairer Active Ageing for Europe (FACTAGE) project is exploring the emerging inequalities associated with longer working lives. This one-day workshop will focus particularly on issues relating to gender inequalities associated with the extension of working lives, including emerging findings from the FACTAGE project, along with presentations from invited speakers.


Please find the full programme here below:


9.30-10.00         Registration

10.00–10.05       Welcome

10.05–10.15       Introduction to the Fairer Active Ageing for Europe (FACTAGE) project (SLIDES)

10.15–10.45       The gender gap in wages over the life course: evidence from a cohort born in 1958 (SLIDES)

                         Heather Joshi, Alex Bryson, Kelly Ward and David Wilkinson, UCL Institute of Education

10.45-11.15        Skills mismatch, earnings and job satisfaction among older workers (SLIDES)

                         Markus Bönisch, Jakob Peterbauer, Eduard Stöger​, Statistics Austria

11.15-11.30        Coffee break

11.30-12.00        ‘Til work do us part? Domestic relationships in extended working life households (SLIDES)

                         Andreas Cebulla, Nathan Hudson-Sharp, Lucy Stokes and David Wilkinson

                         NIESR and UCL Institute of Education

12.00-12.30        The Influence of Extended Working Lives on the Changing Patterns of Older Workers’ Employment in Germany (SLIDES)

                         Charlotte Fechter and Werner Sesselmeier, University of Koblenz-Landau

12.30 – 13.00     Progress and next steps on Fuller Working Lives 

                        Tom Younger, Department for Work and Pensions

13.00 – 13.45     Lunch

13.45 – 14.15     Relationships between morbidity, mortality and severe material deprivation in Europe (SLIDES)

                        Johannes Klotz, Tobias Göllner and Matthias Till, Statistics Austria

14.15 – 14.45    Health Impacts of Retirement: Evidence from matched data for the US, England and European Countries (SLIDES)

                        Sergio Salis, Deborah Smeaton and Rossella Icardi

                        NIESR, Learning and Work Institute and University of Bath

14.45 – 15.15    If grandparents do care: grandchildren and labour supply 

                        Mikkel Barslund​, Centre for European Policy Studies


15.15 – 15.30     Close


This workshop is organised as part of the FACTAGE project. FACTAGE is a Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) “More Years Better Lives” project and is financed by the national research foundations of Belgium, Germany, Austria, Spain and the UK. The project is led by the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels, in partnership with NIESR, Statistics Austria, the University of Koblenz-Landau and the University of the Basque Country.

The workshop is free to attend, and lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Please note: Due to the nature of NIESR's Grade II listed building, we are unable to provide step-free access to our facilities and the Library is not currently accessible to wheelchair users, or those with limited mobility. We apologise for the inconvenience. Please do let us know in advance how we can assist your visit to the Institute – we are happy to discuss alternative arrangement in order to access our events.

To Register:

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