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Programm und Präsentationen der Sektionstagung im Juni 2006 in Vechta





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European comparative research on ageing – challenges and opportunities

Vechta, Germany, June 22-24

– PROGRAMME –




Thursday June 22, 2006



14:00 Welcome note
Prof. Dr. Marianne Assenmacher, President of the University of Vechta, Germany
14:15 Introduction
Prof. Dr. Harald Künemund, University of Vechta, Germany
Dr. Andreas Motel-Klingebiel, German Centre of Gerontology, Germany
14:30 Plenary session I: Micro issues
Care and care systems
National Research and Development Centre for Welfare and Health
Prof. Dr. Marja Vaarama, Helsinki, and University of Lapland, Rovaniemi,Finland
>>  presentation (pdf)
Pension poverty: Who is vulnerable and why?
Prof. Dr. Jay Ginn, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
>>  presentation (pdf)
16:00 Coffee break
16:30 Paper session I: Micro issues
Care situations in different European countries: The impact of formal and informal support
Daniel Lüdicke, Eva Mnich et al., University of Hamburg, Germany
>>  presentation (pdf)
Marital status and living arrangements of the elderly population in Germany with special emphasis on people in need of care
Uta Ziegler & Gabriele Doblhammer, University of Rostock, Germany
>>  presentation (pdf)
The issue of loneliness in the elderly from a life course perspective
Leen Heylen, University of Antwerp, Belgium
>>  presentation (pdf)
17:30 Coffee break
Senior citizens and young technologies
Dr. Sylvia Korupp, University of Erfurt, Germany
>>  presentation (pdf)
Active ageing in Europe – Opportunities and challenges by novel technologies
Dr. Norbert Malanowski, European Commission, Joint Research Center, Sevilla, Spain
>>  presentation (pdf)
Overall discussion
19:30 Get together




Friday, June 23, 2006



09:00 Plenary session II: Meso issues
The importance of social context and the overestimation of cross-national differences
Prof. Dr. Theo van Tilburg, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
09:45 Coffee break
10:15 Paper session II: Meso issues
Confounding issues in comparative ethnography of older people
Prof. Dr. Ricca Edmondson, National University of Galway, Ireland
>>  presentation (pdf)
Europe’s young old as a resource to the welfare state
Kathrin Komp, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
>>  presentation (pdf)
Potentials beyond 50: Informal work of the older population in Europe
Stephanie Stuck, University of Mannheim, Germany
>>  presentation (pdf)
Overall discussion
12:30 Lunch break
14:00 Paper session III: Macro issues
A pan European perspective on the international political economy of ageing
Dr. Tony Maltby, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
>>  presentation (pdf)
14:45 Coffee break
15:15 Paper session III: Macro issues
European ageing in the long term perspective
Dr. Zdenek Tomes, Masaryk University Brno, Czech Republic
>>  presentation (pdf)
Quality of live of elderly in Central and East European countries
Dr. Valentina Hlebec & Ida Lah, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
   >>  presentation (pdf) part 1    >>  part 2    part 3
Political culture in ageing societies – Results of comparative research on the relation of old age and political participation
Ulf Thöle, University of Kassel, Germany
>>  presentation (pdf)
16:15 Coffee break
16:45 Public welfare and social change: New trends of elderly care policy in Western Europe
Prof. Dr. Emmanuele Pavolini, University of Ancona & Prof. Dr. Costanzo Ranci, Polytechnic of Milan, Italy
Basic pensions: New welfare arrangements for old age security and its outcomes on social inequality
Dr. Ursula Dallinger, University of Hamburg, Germany
>>  presentation (pdf)
Overall discussion
18:30 Reception at ‘Gut Welpe’




Saturday, June 24, 2006



09:00 Plenary session IV: Ageing and work
Employment in ageing Europe
Dr. Jolanta Perek-Bialas, Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland
>>  presentation (pdf)
Labour market policies for older workers – Great Britain and Germany compared
Prof. Dr. Frerich Frerichs, University of Vechta, Germany
>>  presentation (pdf)
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Paper session IV: Ageing and work
Globalization and the late careers of older workers in OECD countries – Findings from comparative research
Dirk Hofäcker, University of Bamberg, Germany
>>  presentation (pdf)
Skilled unemployed older individual’s experiences of the jobsearch process in the UK
Kate Hamblin, University of Bath, United Kingdom
>>  presentation (pdf)
11:45 Lunch Break
13:00 A cross-national study of employment initiatives for an ageing workforce
Andreas Reichert & Mirko Sporket, University of Dortmund, Germany
>>  presentation (pdf)
Older workers in Germany – no paradigm shift so far. Do other European countries perform better?
Cornelia Spross & Kristina Lang, Institute of Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany
>>  presentation (pdf)
Overall discussion
14:00 Concluding remarks
Prof. Dr. Harald Kuenemund, University of Vechta, Germany
Dr. Andreas Motel-Klingebiel, German Centre of Gerontology, Germany
14:30 End of conference
15:00 Business Meeting of the Section on Ageing and Society




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