Saturday, 25 April 2015

2015 MICRA Annual Public Lecture - Extending Working Life: Prospects and Challenges

Extending Working Life: Prospects and Challenges

James Banks, Professor of Economics, University of Manchester and Deputy
Research Director of the Institute of Fiscal Studies

Tuesday 12 May, 6.30-8.00pm, followed by a drinks reception

University Place, Lecture Theatre B, University of Manchester, M13 9PL

This year’s MICRA annual public lecture addresses a major area of debate in current social and economic policy. Extending working life is a now a key element in policies aimed at managing some of the pressures associated with ageing societies. In the UK, the target is to increase the average age of retirement by 6 months every year. State pension ages (SPA) are being raised: from 2020 both men and women’s state pension age will be 66, increasing to 67 between 2026 and 2028.

Professor James Banks will consider some of the demographic and economic drivers behind this policy,
examining issues such as the changing likelihood of work at older ages, the effect of pension incentives on exit from work, and links between health and work. Professor Banks is one of the UK’s leading experts on work and retirement issues.

Please register online for this free event

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