CFP: Ageing in Europe: Beyond the Work-Centered Life Course? (14-16 September, Frankfurt)

In modern European societies, work has become a key aspect in both structuring individual lives as well as in determining socio-economic well-being. Looking at recent ‘active ageing’ reforms, it is intended to become an even more central aspect for older individuals. This work-centred perspective – that also has been reflected in ageing research – provides the starting point for the Conference. It acknowledges work as a main focal point in later life by considering for example the questions of how and how long older people should and could be encouraged to stay active on the labour market. At the same time, it also intends to look at developments in other domains of social life, such as intergenerational relationships, volunteering or leisure. Against this background, the scientific committee particularly encourages submissions of papers on the following topics:
–       (Past-retirement) Activities: Labour Market Participation, Social Encouragement, Advanced Training
–       Retirement: Decisions, Expectations, Legal Framework
–       Social Inequalities: Old-Age Poverty, Ageism, Quality of Life, Dependency, Active Ageing-Policy
–       Images of Ageing: Culture, Values of Age(ing), Ageism, Stereotypes
–       Theoretical Concepts: Concepts of Ageing, Life Course Models, 4th Age

Prof. James Nazroo, University of Manchester, England
Prof. Asghar Zaidi, University of Southampton, England
Assistant Prof. Kathrin Komp, Helsinki University, Finland
Dr. Jonas Radl, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain

14.-16. September 2016, Goethe-University Frankfurt

Papers with a cross‐national, comparative focus are particularly welcome. Submissions from early-career researchers are also encouraged. Please note that individuals should not be the first author (i.e. the presenter) of more than one paper.
Abstracts should not exceed 250 words. Please submit electronic pdf-versions of abstracts to until February, the 29th 2016. You will be notified on acceptance of your paper until March, the 31st 2016.

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