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Family Diversity in Ageing European Societies: Trends, Patterns, and Policy Challenges



9:00 – 9:15 Welcome by Andreas Edel (Population Europe) and introduction to the topic of “Family Diversity in Ageing European Societies” by Michaela Kreyenfeld (Hertie School) & Paul Gellert (Charité)

9:15– 10:45 Session I: Family Diversity and Ageing from a European Perspective Chair: Michaela Kreyenfeld

Giammarco Alderotti & Daniele Vignoli

Gender-specific health differences within couples and silver splits in Europe. How does partners’ health status affect the risk of union dissolution after age 50 in Europe?

Johanna Schütz

Marital and partnership biographies of older Europeans: Patterns, health consequences and policy context

10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break

11:00–12:30 Session II: Consequences of Later Life Divorce Chair: Zsolt Spéder

Linda Kridahl, Sofi Ohlsson-Wijk & Ann-Zofie Duvander

Economic predictors of later life divorce: a “her” and “his” perspective on resources

Carole Bonnet, Anne Solaz & Lea Cimelli

Gendered economic consequences of gray divorces in France

12:30 – 13:45 Lunch Break (at Brasserie at Gendarmenmarkt)

13:45 – 15:15 Session III: Policy Changes of Aging Societies Chair: Daniele Vignoli

Laura Romeu Gordo & Ulrike Ehrlich

The interplay of family care and paid work in late careers and its consequences for old-age security in Germany

Sarah Schmauk

Retirement trajectories in West Germany: Does divorce matter?

15:00 – 15:15 Coffee Break

15:15 – 17:30 Session IV: Images and Inequalities of Aging: A European Perspective Chair: Carole Bonnet

Zsolt Spéder

Ageing in Europe. Taking into consideration perceived old age lines in Europe

Enrique Alonso Perez, Paul Gellert, Julie O'Sullivan-Solte & Jan Paul Heisig

Intersectional inequalities, transition to grandparenthood and healthy ageing in Europe

Chia Liu & Ryohei Mogi

A cross regional view on intergenerational living and subjective well-being

17:30 Farewell