19 July 2016
UNSW Business School Building, University of New South Wales
This workshop will focus on (1) determinants of employment in mid-life, (2) links between mid-life employment, health and future cognition, and (3) policy design for sustainable employment trajectories into old age.
Mid-life has been studied far less than young and old age. Yet, employment in mid-life is intimately connected to mature labor force participation, and to health and cognition at later stages. It is a crucial stage for building financial security for later life as well as developing protective factors to buffer against the risks associated with older age.
Individuals have to overcome significant challenges in midlife, such as the onset of health decline, caring for a disabled family member (more likely to be done by women), a less flexible labour market, and difficulties in changing occupations/careers. The workshop will explore how different groups are affected by these challenges, and the roles of work environments.
The workshop will bring together representatives and researchers from the Australian Human Rights Commission, and from the fields of Economics, Psychology, Demography, Medicine, Industrial Relations and Organizational Behavior to debate current issues and challenges and identify future research priorities in this area.
Places are limited, if you would like to attend the workshop please complete the registration form.
All registration forms should be completed and returned to Amy Brushwood by 7 July 2016.
The program is available here.
If you require more information about the workshop please call the CEPAR office on +612 9931 9202 or email email@example.com