Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care


Report 'Working for Everyone' from ILC-UK and renEWL published

5 December 2017

Based on research conducted by the ESRC and MRC funded

ucl.ac.uk/renewl">Research on Extending Working Lives (renEWL) consortium, the International Longevity Centre-UK (ILC-UK) has published a report discussing key findings and their policy implications. The report highlights socio-economic inequalities in working beyond the age of 50 and the impact that mental health and physical health, working conditions, informal caring responsibilities, and family structure, have on retirement transitions and workforce participation in later life.

The renEWL research uses secondary data from several UK and European longitudinal studies to investigate childhood and adulthood determinants of extending working lives beyond the age of 50. The consortium, led by Professor Jenny Head and Dr Mai Stafford, includes researchers from the UCL Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, the MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing at UCL, and the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine at Queen Mary University of London, as well as several European collaborators.

The report 'Working for everyone: Addressing barriers and inequalities in the extended working lives agenda' is available to download from the ILC-UK website

View video summary of the report by clicking on the image below: