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.

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IS1409 Working Groups

WG1 - Existing knowledge and key themes

This working group will map existing knowledge and identify critical themes for gender and older workers. These themes include health, caring, work-life trajectories, precarious employment, and the impact of legislation and policy.


WG2 - Analysis of Policies on Extended Working Life Leader

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.


WG3 - National and International Data

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.


WG4 - Policy tool-kits, innovative policies and good practice

This working group will develop policy tool-kits, identifying innovative policies and good practice.


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The Network

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.

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Action Events

Training School 18–21 March 2018

Venue: Mendel University of Brno, Czech Republic COST Action IS1409 Gender and health impacts of policies….

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Local Policy Workshop

Local Policy Workshop for COST Action IS1409 takes place on 21st September 2017: Venue:  A.S.I.E.M-Association Immobilière….

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COST Action IS1409 Pilot Stakeholder Consultation Jornada de múltiples interesados (en catalán y castellano) El objetivo….

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Local Policy Workshop – Extending Working Lives: Retirement and Pensions in Times of Demographic Ageing

Local Policy Workshop Extending Working Lives: Retirement and Pensions in Times of Demographic Ageing Date: Friday,….

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