Policies for longer working lives


« Policies for longer working lives: understanding interactions with health and care responsibilities »

Motivation: Study the link between working lives, health, and caring responsibilities. It should help policy makers concerning longer working lives policies, and its impact on health and well-being.

Project: This project focuses on two key factors related to the interest among policymakers across Europe in extending working lives: the relationship of longer working with health and caring responsibilities. This project brings together expertise from four countries – Denmark, Germany, France and the UK – to shed new light on how longer working lives might affect the health and well-being of the older population, and how caring responsibilities may affect individuals’ ability to work for longer. A core focus of the work would be understanding differences in these effects across the population and the resulting impact on inequality.

Funding: The French team is financed by The Agence nationale de la recherche (ANR). JPI “More Years, Better Lives”, a EU 2020 initiative, is also funding this research project

IPP researchers associated to this project: Didier Blanchet, Mahdi Ben Jelloul, Antoine Bozio, Eve Caroli, Pierre-Yves Geoffard, Elsa Perdrix, Corinne Prost, Simon Rabaté et Muriel Roger.


  • The Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), based in London is the most prominent research center in matters of taxation in the UK; the British team comprises for this project James Banks, Rowena Crawford, Jonathan Cribb and Carl Emmerson.
  • Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW-Berlin) is a research center dedicated to economic analysis of economic policies in Germany; the German team comprises Hermann Buslei, Johannes Geyer, Peter Haan, Erika Schulz and Songül Tolan.
  • The Danish National Center for Social Research (SFI) is the Danish research center of public policy; The Danish team working on this project is composed by Paul Bingley, Kristoffer Markwardt and Peder J. Pedersen.
  • The Danish Rational Economic Agents Model Group (DREAM) is an independent institute for economic analysis specialized in tool development for economic projection and simulation. The DREAM team associated with LongLives project comprises Marianne Hansen, Tobias Markeprand and Peter Stephensen.

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