Employment & work

CARDI Involvement

CARDI Focus on... the health of older women in employment

17th August 2015, CARDI

The age of qualification for state pensions is increasing in both the Republic of Ireland (ROI) and Northern Ireland (NI). The aim of the policy change is to create a sustainable state pension system given the rise in life expectancy.  However, it is important that policymakers fully understand and take account of the health impact of introducing longer working lives especially for those in caring roles.

CARDI Involvement

CARDI E-Bulletin June 2015

25th June 2015, CARDI

CARDI's  e-bulletin provides up-to-date information on ageing research including seminars, funding opportunities, latest research and innovation.

Read CARDI Ebulletin: June 2015 here.

Retirement in the 21st century

16th June 2015, Joseph Rowntree Foundation


Employment rates of older men have increased steadily since the mid-1990s, following a period of decline from the late 1960s. At the same time, employment rates of older women have continued to increase. This growth was only somewhat arrested during the recent recession. This study from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation looks at the factors contributing to this growth in employment. Read the report here.

Understanding age and the labour market

16th June 2015, Joseph Rowntree Foundation


An ageing society brings new challenges in terms of fair distribution of opportunity and risk among and across generations.The Joseph Rowntree Fund’s ‘Generations, work and poverty’ programme seeks to inform policy and practice by gathering evidence, especially on the impact of ageing on those at the bottom of the labour market, in low-paid or low-skilled work. This study investigated the role that age and generation play in employment, and

The Missing Million - Recommendations for Action

3rd June 2015, International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK)

The Missing Million research, undertaken by the International Longevity Centre UK (ILC-UK) with Business in the Community and PRIME, has identified more than a million people aged over 50 who are forced out of work involuntarily.

Older workers

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