Extending working life has become a key focus of recent policies aimed at managing some of the financial pressures associated with ageing societies. This year's IFS annual lecture will explore trends in retirement and work decisions of older workers, the effectiveness of policy in changing behaviour, and the reality of the extent to which longer working can offset the effects of an ageing population on the public finances.
Drawing on more than 20 years of empirical research Professor James Banks, one of the principal investigators of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing, a co-director of the ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy at IFS, and one of the UK's leading researchers in the economics of ageing, will:
- look at microeconomic evidence on trends in work, disability and health of older adults in England;
- explore the relationship between these trends, and relate them to policy change; and
- consider future policy options and the relationship between working at older ages and public finances in the context of an ageing population.
The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.
This event is free to attend however places are limited. Please regsiter via the online booking form.