Workshop for PhD students: “Life-course influences on retirement:the perspectives of researchers and stakeholders”
May 17-19, 2017 Helsinki, Finland,
Helsinki University and the Finnish Center for Pensions organize the workshop.
Population ageing draws more and more attention to retirement. On the one hand, the number of retirees increases and retirement becomes a more prominent part of life. As a result, people nowadays develop a distinct retirement lifestyle and retirees become more diverse. On the other hand, societies, states and markets need to adapt to the increasing number of retirees, for example by reforming pension policies. Life-course scholars underline that the situation in old age depends on what happened earlier during people’s lives. In other words: to understand retirement we need to look at people’s youth and middle-age, and to influence retirement we need to start at an early age. This workshop explores life-course influences on the different aspects of retirement. Example topics are:
- how working careers influence retirement age and pensions,
- how childhood living conditions influence health and well-being after retirement,
- how cumulative (dis)advantages shape social inequalities in retirement,
- how life-course influences affect care arrangement and family structures during retirement, and
- how social policies shape life-course influences on retirement.