Launch of new MRC/ESRC funded research consortium on determinants of extending working lives (renEWL)
18 August 2014
A launch event for a new research consortium on determinants of extending working lives was held at UCL on 16 July 2014.
The new consortium Research on Extending Working Lives (renEWL) will conduct longitudinal research into the determinants of working lives beyond the age of 50, with a focus on the interface between different domains such as health, workplace, family and area.
Using life course data from large longitudinal studies in the UK and Europe, the project aims to deliver policy relevant research findings on determinants of working beyond the age of 50.
The project received over £1million under the MRC/ESRC Lifelong Health and Well Being initiative.
Professor Jenny Head, PI of the research consortium comments ‘With increasing longevity, government policy in the UK and many other industrialised countries is to raise retirement ages. The purpose of the launch event was to consult with external stakeholders about our research questions. We thank the participants for their many helpful suggestions’.
Dr Mai Stafford, co-PI adds ‘This funding will enable us to make use of the rich source of data from large cohort studies to add to knowledge on life time predictors of working careers’.
The research consortium is a joint collaboration between UCL, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), the University of Stockholm and the Karolinska Institute. It runs for three years.
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