DAISIE

Dynamics of Accumulated Inequalities for Seniors in Employment

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The DAISIE project explores the gendered impacts of policies and practices aimed at extending working life (EWL) in five contrasting national settings (the Czech Republic, Ireland, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK), using a mixed methods research design inspired by insights from life-course and gender studies. The project addresses two significant and timely issues: labour market participation in later life and retirement and the analysis of labour market and family trajectories. 

More precisely, the DAISIE project proposes to:
  • Trace intra-national continuities and change in gendered employment and family-formation patterns, using panel data and sequence analysis techniques
  • Assess changes to the working conditions of the 50+ group, across countries and qualification levels
  • Analyse EWL issues from a gender-sensitive perspective, determining potential tensions between ‘active aging’ and gender equality goals, at the European, national and organisational level
  • Explore the wellbeing and health issues faced by male and female 50+ workers in three contrasting occupations (health, transport, financial services), using innovative case-studies to illustrate the combined effect of employment histories, family events and the provision of intergenerational care on the dynamics of inequality in later life
  • Disseminate our main findings to a wide range of stakeholders and policy makers, via gender-sensitive policy toolkits

DAISIE is a research project funded by the transnational research programme “Dynamics of Inequality Across the Life-course: structures and processes” (DIAL) in the framework of NORFACE (New Opportunities for Research Funding Agency Cooperation in Europe), a partnership of nineteen national research funding agencies across Europe dedicated to leading and developing opportunities for scientists in the area of social and behavioural sciences.