Aine Ni Leime

Social Justice Institute Policy Seminar: “Is Extending Working Life the Best Response to Population Aging for All Workers?”

The Social Justice Institute will host an event featuring Ainé Ní Léime, a visiting researcher in the Department of Sociology, Tuesday, Nov. 29, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Tinkham Veale University Center.

Aine Ni LeimeNí Léime, a research fellow at the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology at the National University of Ireland, Galway, will present “Is Extending Working Life the Best Response to Population Aging for All Workers?”

Her presentation will have an emphasis on the preliminary results of a project conducted in the Department of Sociology titled “Gender, Older Workers and the Lifecourse.” The research focuses on the experiences and views of workers aged 50 and over in different occupations in relation to extending their working life: home health workers, janitors and teachers.

The program also will include an introduction by Dale Dannefer, the chair of the sociology department, and a keynote address by Debra Street, professor and chair of sociology at the University of Buffalo.

Following Ní Léime’s presentation, there will be a stakeholder’s consultation, which will give attendees the opportunity to discuss the findings in small groups and respond with policy suggestions.

Workers, trade union members, employers, policy-makers and scholars are encouraged to attend; their views and feedback introduced in the discussion may be incorporated into the research findings.

The policy seminar is free and open to the community.

A light lunch will be served. Reservations are required to or 216.368.7568.

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The research upon which the policy seminar is based is supported by the European Union under the Marie Curie International Outgoing Program.