AGEING IN EUROPE: BEYOND THE WORK-CENTERED LIFE COURSE?

PROGRAM 14.-16. September 2016

Day 1 - 14th of September 2016

Day 1 - 14th of September 2016


09.00 - 11.15

Welcome desk


11.15 - 12.15

ESA RN1-member meeting (room cas 1.802)


12.15 - 13.00

Welcome (room cas 1.801)

Prof. Dr. Manfred Schubert-Zsilavecz (Vice-President of the Goethe-University)

Prof. Dr. Sigrid Roßteutscher (Dean of the Department for Social Sciences, Goethe-University)

Prof. Dr. Dirk Hofäcker (Vice-Chair of the ESA Research Network on Ageing in Europe, University Duisburg-Essen)


13.30 - 15.00

Prof. Asghar Zaidi, University of Southampton, UK
Evidence of Active Ageing in Europe: what lies beyond employment?

Chair: Dirk Hofäcker

(room cas 1.801)


15.00 - 15.30

Coffee break


15.30 - 17.00

Slot 1 (room cas 1.802)

Images of Ageing in Changing Societies I

Chair: Jaroslava Hamanova Marhankova

Monika Ardelt
Age, Wisdom, and Education: A Comparison of Internet Surveys from The Netherlands and Germany

Renfeng Wang
Gender Difference in Relation to Educational Participation and Quality of Life Among Older Chinese Adults

Zemfira Khamidullina
Digital World: Is It Indeed Where Old Folk Fear to Tread?


Slot 2 (room cas 1.812)

Active Ageing: Comparing Country Evidence 

Chair: Andrea Schmidt

Roos Galjaard
Coming of Age: age friendly strategies for European cities and regions

Sara Marsillas, Sarah Dury, An-Sofie Smetcoren, Lisbeth De Donder
Active Ageing across countries: Differences and similarities between Belgium and Spain

Duppen Daan, Dierckx Eva, Smetcoren An-Sofie, Dury Sarah, Fret Bram, Lambotte Deborah, De Donder Liesbeth
Active Ageing: Also for frail older people

Liesbeth De Donder, An-Sofie Smetcoren, Sofie Van Regenmortel, Deborah Lambotte, Bram Fret, Daan Duppen, Sarah Dury, Nico De Witte, Dominique Verté
Active Caring Communities: How to enable active ageing for frail older people?


17.00 - 17.30

Coffee break


17.30 - 19.00

Slot 3 (room cas 1.802)

Images of Ageing in Changing Societies II     

Chair: Monika Ardelt

Hanna Varjakoski
The portrayal of old age in Finnish media: the elderly people’s response

Zdenko Zeman, Marij Geiger-Zeman
„From the day of birth we all getting old“: reflections and images of old age from perspective of professionals in homes for older persons

Jenni Spännäri, Elisa Juntunen
Aging and innovatativity at Work

Slot 4 (room cas 1.812)

Work and Retirement: Institutions 

Chair: Sarah Gibney

Meike Bücker
Institutional unemployment determinants of the elderly – a fuzzy-set analysis

Bernhard Ebbinghaus, Dirk Hofäcker
The reversal of early exit from work in ageing societies: A comparative and temporal fs/QCA Analysis

Patricia Frericks, Julia Höppner
Preconditions for pension rights: the labour market and the family in European pension systems

Susan Kuivalainen, Satu Nivalainen, Noora Järnefelt, Kati Kuitto
Inequalities in pension income resulting from the length of working life. Empirical evidence from Finland


Day 2 - 15th of September 2016

Day 2 - 15th of September 2016


09.30 - 11.00

Dr. Jonas Radl, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Spain
When older workers lose their jobs: short and long-run effects on retirement behavior and pension income

Chair: Jenni Spännäri

(room cas 1.801)


11.00 - 11.30

Coffee break


11.30 - 13.00

Slot 5 (room cas 1.802)

Active Ageing: Balancing Activities

Chair: Rita Borges Neves

Helen Barnes, Sandra Vegeris, Deborah Smeaton
Putting work in its place? Rebalancing labour market activities, leisure, family life and voluntary work after retirement

Russell Hitchings, Rosie Day
Leisure travel after retirement: anticipation and experiences in the UK

Andrea Schmidt, Stefanie Ilinca, Ricardo Rodrigues, Eszter Zolyomi
Gender and socio-economic inequalities in active ageing

Sarah Dury, Liesbeth De Donder, Dorien Brosens
Volunteering: an alternative way to valorise the competences of older citizens?

Slot 6 (room cas 1.812)

Active Ageing: Family and Care 

Chair: Roos Galjaard

Jaroslava Hasmanova Marhankova
“I want to be an active grandmother” – the impact of the discourse of active ageing on the social norms of “good” grandmothering

Marton Medgyesi
Care by children to elderly parents: Hungary in European context

Joyce Cavaye, Jacqueline Watts
Work and informal caregiving: challenges and opportunities

Marija Geiger-Zeman, Zdenko Zeman
„He called me a 'granny', I must look bad“: experiences, meanings and presentations of ageing femininities


13.00 - 14.00

Lunch break


14.00 - 15.30

Prof. Jams Nazroo, The University of Manchester, Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity, UK
The transmission of inequalities into later life: what matters?

Chair: Harald Künemund

(room cas 1.801)


15.30 - 16.00

Coffee break


16.00 - 17.30

Slot 7 (room cas 1.802)

Ageing and the workplace

Chair: Michelle Panor Silver

Ruta Braziene, Inga Mikutaviciene, Sonata Vysniauskiene
Age and Workplace Discrimination in Lithuania

Anne Göttert, Stefan Schmalz
Experience of work and work demands: Districtions between the young and the old

Konrad Turek
The employer – a forgotten actor in the studies on ageing. The meaning of workers’ age and the role of employers

Slot 8 (room cas 1.812) 

Ageing and Well-being 

Chair: Lisbeth De Donder

Katey Matthews, James Nazroo
Retirement, social participation and wellbeing

Katja Möhring
Do the efforts pay off? Life course determinants of females’ later life objective and subjective well-being in Europe

Liisa-Maria Palomäki
Subjective economic well-being in retirement: A longitudinal analysis in European countries

Zdeňka Slámová
Old Age and Poverty as a topic of research


17.30 - 18.00

Coffee break


18.00 - 19.30

Slot 9 (room cas 1.802)

Ageism              

Chair: Marija Geiger Zeman

Etienne Joemai, Liesbeth De Donder, Dominique Verté, Nico De Witte
Perceived Age Discrimination of Older Adults in Belgium: Validating the Perceived Ageism Scale (PAS)

Eithne Sexton, Sarah Gibney, Shannon Sinead
Are experiences and perceptions of ageism barriers to community participation in later life?

Mariann Ziss
Mid-life Career Visions of Women in Different Organizational Settings

Haralrd Künemund, Julia Hahmann
Life expectancy, age boundaries and the institutionalized life course

Slot 10 (room cas 1.812)

Quality of Life and Life Satisfaction in Old Age

Chair: Kathrin Komp

Silvia Rossetti
Extending working life and the quality of life in Europe

Rita Borges das Neves
Labour market participation and quality of life. Active or strenuus ageing for 50+ Europeans?

Ferhan Saniye Palaz, Yusuf Adiguzel, Murat Senturk
First Generation Immigrant Turks’ Active Ageing Experience and Life Satisfaction Relationship: A Comparative Qualitative Research in Germany and Netherlands

Tina Pan, Liesbeth De Donder, Nico De Witte, Dominique Verté
The effect of information literacy on older adults’ social participation in later life



19.30 - 21.00

Conference barbecue at the summer garden next to the venue

Not included in conference fee. 40€ p.p. including drinks.


Day 3 - 16th of September 2016

Day 3 - 16th of September 2016


09.30 - 11.00

Slot 11 (room cas 1.802)

Work and Retirement: From early to late retirement 

Chair: Konrad Turek

Michelle Pannor Silver
Reticence to retire: An examination of work identity, intergenerational conflict and retirement from medicine

Miranda Leontowitsch, Ian Rees Jones, Paul Higgs
Role changes among early retirees: findings from a qualitative longitudinal study

Dirk Hofäcker
Public duty or individual responsibility? Reconstructing attitudinal trends about pension provision among the German population

Slot 12 (room cas 1.812)

Ageing and Health

Chair: Daan Duppen

Lea Graff, Tine Rostgaard
Transitions between disability and old age

Martin Lakomý, Marcela Petrová Kafková
Longevity as a result of perseverance

An-Sofie Smetcoren, Nico De Witte, Sarah Dury, Liesbeth De Donder, Eva Dierckx, Dominique Verté, D-SCOPE Consortium         
New theoretical perspectives on frailty: focus on prevention and empowerment


11.00 - 11.30

Coffee break


11.30 - 13.00

Assistant Prof. Kathrin Komp, Helsinki University, Finland
Shifting life-course patterns: past trends and possible futures

Chair: Dirk Hofäcker

(room cas 1.801)


13.00 - 13.15

Coffee break


13.15 - 14.45

Slot 13 (room cas 1.802)

Work and Retirement: Preferences, Expectations and Transitions 

Chair: Susan Kuivalainen

Sarah Gibney, Eithne Sexton, Shannon Sinead
Are retirement decisions and preferences associated with social participation in later life?

Noora Järnefelt, Satu Nivalainen
Financial incentives or working conditions – how to encourage older employees postpone their expected age of retirement

Jürgen Bauknecht, Moritz Hess, Sebastian Pink
Hours Flexibility and Retirement Age

Simone Braun, Dirk Hofäcker
Workplace conditions and retirement intentions: A cross-cultural comparison between modern European Asian countries


14.45 - 17.00

Conference closing