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Swings in roundabouts: How women juggle family life and retirement.
This research will build upon work already conducted into women’s retirement using ALSWH data, to deepen our understanding of this period in women’s lives. Results from a 2006 retirement sub-study (conducted with women from the 1946-51 cohort) will be contrasted against ALSWH free-text comments at Survey 4 (2004), Survey 5 (2007) and Survey 6 (2010) made by the same women. We will report upon areas of the women’s lives they would like to change in retirement, what stops them doing what they want to do, if they thought that retirement would allow them to make those changes and if the survey had ‘missed anything’. The primary aim of this research is to investigate whether women were able to act on their 2006 aspirations for change, and if not, what influences adversely affected their choices.

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Dr Meredith Tavener
Prof Julie Byles
Dr Meredith Tavener
Prof Julie Byles
Mrs Peta Forder
Dr Helen Feist
Ms Manon Overdijk