Joseph Rowntree Foundation

Retirement in the 21st century

16th June 2015, Joseph Rowntree Foundation


Employment rates of older men have increased steadily since the mid-1990s, following a period of decline from the late 1960s. At the same time, employment rates of older women have continued to increase. This growth was only somewhat arrested during the recent recession. This study from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation looks at the factors contributing to this growth in employment. Read the report here.

Understanding age and the labour market

16th June 2015, Joseph Rowntree Foundation


An ageing society brings new challenges in terms of fair distribution of opportunity and risk among and across generations.The Joseph Rowntree Fund’s ‘Generations, work and poverty’ programme seeks to inform policy and practice by gathering evidence, especially on the impact of ageing on those at the bottom of the labour market, in low-paid or low-skilled work. This study investigated the role that age and generation play in employment, and

Supporting the development of dementia-friendly communities in Northern Ireland

News Source: 

Joseph Rowntree Foundation