Course: 22-25 Sept 2019 – Ageing, retirement, and health – designing a research project

Ageing populations pose a number of challenges for societies. In response, governments of industrialized countries are attempting to raise retirement ages. To what extent working longer is healthy and desirable from the individual’s point of view is controversial, and the health effects of retirement versus continuing working may also differ as a result of work environment factors as well as aspects of people’s private lives. There are likely to be large health-related and occupational differences in people’s abilities to extend their working lives beyond what is normally required today. For these reasons, social and health inequalities among older people may increase as governments push up effective retirement ages.

This short course will provide a critical introduction to some of the major research topics related to this issue and provide an opportunity to learn the essential skills needed to design a research project and successfully apply for funding from a major funding agency.

Key information

Dates: 22nd to 25th September 2019. Save the date!

Place: Stress Research Institute, Stockholm University, Sweden.

Eligibility: The target group for this fourth course of the IDEAR Early Career Training Programme is junior members of the IDEAR network (see Members). The course is open only to doctoral students and postdocs based at one of the IDEAR member institutions.

Register: Details coming soon.

Course timings

It will run over 2.5 intensive days. You will need to arrive in Stockholm on Sunday 22nd September for dinner, and the course will close with lunch on Wednesday 25th September.

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