The Health of Older People in Places project: an asset for social and economic improvement for all

Murray, E. T., Shelton, N, Norman, P. & Head, J. (2022) UCL, London, 26 Jan 2022 [ONS LS]

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Evidence shows that older people who live in more deprived areas are more likely to retire early and/or take up a disability pension. The health of people who live in these places has been cited as one of the main reasons for these geographic differences in outcomes after leaving employment. This suggests that if a higher proportion of people in a place had better health, those older people would be able to stay in the labour market for longer, and local economies would benefit economically and socially from the extended working lives of residents. This presentation will present preliminary findings from an evidence review & quantitative analysis to show which measures of the health of the older population in a given place, at which geographic scale(s), should be used to promote retention of older persons in the labour market.

Output from project: 2000166


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