NDA Findings 23

Transitions, choices and health in early old age:analyses of longitudinal data
David Blane, Imperial College London

Finding Synopsis

The aim of the project was to examine the period immediately before the State Pension Age (SPA) which, for individuals, is a time of important changes and choices. Of particular interest were labour force participation, informal caring and health and whether these vary between countries with different welfare state regimes.The project had three research questions:1. How have pre-SPA labour force participation and health changed during recent decades?2. How does the pre-SPA combination of paid employment and informal caring relate to health in terms of health selection, health associationsand health sequelae?3. Does the wider social context affect the relationships in ResearchQuestion 1?

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