IS1409 | Gender and health impacts of policies extending working life in western countries
The main goal of this Action is to advance scientific knowledge about the gendered impacts of extended working life on the health and economic well-being of older workers in Europe and to support informed gender-sensitive future policy, explicitly considering the differential needs of women and men.
IS1409 Working Groups
This working group has a policy focus and will analyse national ‘late work’ employment and pension policies from (a) a gender perspective, (b) a life course perspective and (c) a health and well-being perspective.
This working group will identify and map national and international databases for people aged 50 and over. It will identify appropriate gender-sensitive measures and indicators for health and socio-economic well being, and/or identify novel measures through creative use of existing data.
This working group will develop policy tool-kits, identifying innovative policies and good practice.
The COST Action runs from April 2015 to April 2019 and is being hosted at the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology, NUI Galway, which is also the grant holder institute for the Action. There are currently 26 COST countries involved and 3 International partner Countries – Canada, New Zealand and the USA.