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The Progressive Policy Think Tank

The sandwich generation: Older women balancing work and care

IPPR is delighted to welcome Harriet Harman MP, deputy leader of the Labour party, to deliver the keynote address at this seminar about how policy can better support the 'sandwich generation'. The event will be chaired by journalist Miriam O'Reilly.

Wednesday 04 September, 9:30am-11am
IPPR, 4th Floor, 14 Buckingham Street, London, WC2N 6DF

Women's lives have changed dramatically over the past fifty years. Yet despite these significant changes some things have remained the same. Often caught between caring for grandchildren and older parents, as well as working, the experiences of older women are not prioritised by politicians or policymakers. As the population continues to age, care needs are likely to intensify; and with women choosing and needing to remain in work for longer, older women will need to rise up the political agenda.

This event will ask how policy can better support members of this sandwich generation, helping them to combine a longer and a more fulfilling working life with better-supported caring responsibilities.

IPPR's new report The sandwich generation: Older women balancing work and care sets out policy recommendations on transferrable leave and income smoothing policies to help older women better balance work and care. Join us to discuss the implications.

To book your place please email [email protected].