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Co-ordinators: David Lain (University of Brighton), Wendy Loretto (University of Edinburgh) and Sarah Vickerstaff (University of Kent)
Population changes and workforce ageing are prompting a rethink of retirement by individuals, employers, governments and researchers. Increasing life expectancy and delays in the onset of ill health create potential opportunities for those wanting to perform paid or voluntary work. However, older people will also need to work and save more in future, given financial pressures on pensions and public services. The state pension age is to start rising above 65 from 2016, and to further encourage employment the government the government abolished the default retirement age of 65 in 2011.
This seminar series therefore explored the extent to which retirement is changing, and likely to change, in future. It brought together researchers from a range of different fields, alongside policy makers and practitioners from the Department for Work and Pensions, the Equalities and Human Rights Commission, the Age and Employment Network and other organizations.
The Changing Context of Retirement
Retirement Incomes and Planning
Employment and Retirement
Activity, Unpaid Work and Active Ageing
The Future of Retirement
Research Outputs from the Series
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