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Men and women perceive differently the consequences of work after retirement on relationships
With more time than ever to themselves, retirees’ relationships with their partners can certainly be expected to evolve. Hopefully, to improve. But as German society ages, more and more retirees are engaging in bridge employment, paid work between the retirement from full-time work and complete withdrawal from the labour market. The consequences of this trend on relationships after retirement are still unclear, but a new study from Andreas Mergenthaler and Volker Cihlar shows that, as ever, there is a gender dimension to the question. [...]
But they do so as absolute all-cause mortality falls
To better understand increasing inequalities in mortality trends, Rianne de Gelder and colleagues took a long-term approach. Using data from 1970-2010, they explored both absolute and relative inequalities in mortality based on level of education and occupational class. They did so by comparing six countries: England and Wales, Finland, France, Hungary, Italy (Turin) and Norway. [...]
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  (Please note, even if the Call for Paper is announced in German, studies can also be presented in English).   Alterung – Arbeit – Gesundheit   Die Deutsche Gesellschaft für Demographie lädt Sie ein, Beiträge zur gemeinsamen Jahrestagung der DGD und der Deutschen Statistischen Gesellschaft (DStatG) einzureichen. Die Jahrestagung findet im Rahmen der Statistischen Woche (19.-22.September 2017) an der Universität Rostock statt. [...]
Wave 6 data released!   SHARE is very happy to announce the release of Wave 6 data. Wave 6 not only includes Croatia as a new country but also a longitudinal version of the social network module which tracks changes in respondents' social networks over time. In addition, the new release 6.0.0 provides an update of all previous waves of SHARE. Download the data: You can register as a user and download the data here. [...]
PD_The road less (and less) travelled
When deciding to move, men’s careers are still prioritised, but dual-income households are less likely to go
The decision to pick up and move is a complex one. Migrating involves both direct costs — the move itself — and indirect, opportunity costs, or the foregone benefits of staying put. Moving a household exacerbates this complexity. A new study by Sergi Vidal, Francisco Perales, Philipp M. Lersch and Maria Brandén confirms that this is especially true for dual-earner couples, couples in which both members work outside the home. In principle, this means expanding female labour force participation and shrinking earnings gaps could restrict family moves in the future. The authors, however, also show that policy will have a role to play. [...]
Not his
Of the many causes of gender inequality today, perhaps none appears more innocuous than housework. Research has shown nothing could be further from the truth. Traditional division of labour at home systematically discourage women from pursuing professional careers in favour of work they can easily combine with in-home duties. As time goes on, the arrangement reinforces itself. Recent years have seen more equitable arrangements spread across Europe, but a new study by Susanne Fahlén confirms that this tends to be despite men, not because of them. [...]
Prize: 2000€
The award will be delivered during the next Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (SLLS) conference taking place in Scotland next October. In addition to the prize, the author will be invited to present the awarded paper during the conference and have his/her travel expenses, conference and hotel fees (3 nights) covered. [...]
In the NIDI theme group Work & Retirement there is a vacancy for a PhD position “Unpaid work around the retirement transition” (1,0 fte).   [...]
A genetically informative, longitudinal study of the life course and individual development
TwinLife is a 12-year representative behavior genetic study investigating the emergence and development of social inequalities over the life course. The long-term project began in 2014 and surveys more than 4,000 pairs of twins and their families in different stages of life on a yearly basis. All of the subjects reside in Germany. Not only social, but also genetic mechanisms as well as covariations and interactions between these two factors can be examined with the help of identical and fraternal same-sex twins. [...]
Better health is not often the first consequence of unemployment benefits that comes to mind. New research suggests it shouldn’t be the last, though. In a recent study, Jonathan Cylus and Mauricio Avendano find that those out of work who received unemployment benefits were healthier than comparable unemployed people who did not. Good health is a fundamental policy goal everywhere, so, like any policy area, the health dimension of unemployment benefits deserves some attention. [...]

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