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We are continually presenting our work to groups of older people, forums, discussion groups and at academic conferences.  We held a conference for the financial services sector and government departments, and we are currently writing articles for submissions to academic journals.

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Key Findings from the project are summarised in this document:

Key Findings from the Behind Closed Doors Project

Set out below are articles, presentations and other communications that have arisen from this research.

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Debora Price, Dinah Bisdee and Tom Daly (forthcoming, 2013) ‘Transitioning to retirement: do couples re-negotiate their money management practices?’.  Paper presented in the Symposium ‘Transitioning to Retirement: Understanding the Implications for Everyday Lives’ at the British Society of Gerontology’s 42nd Annual Conference, Global Ageing: Implications for Individuals and Society, 11 – 13 September 2013, Keble College, University of Oxford.

Debora Price (forthcoming, 2013). ‘Intergenerational Conflict and Critical Gerontology in an Age of Austerity’.  Keynote address at the British Society of Gerontology Emerging Researchers in Ageing/Oxford Institute of Population Ageing Conference, Gerontology 2013: Challenging Futures, 10 September 2013, Keble College, University of Oxford.

Debora Price, Dinah Bisdee and Tom Daly (forthcoming, 2013) ‘Behind closed doors: older couples and the management of household money in the UK and the USA’.  Paper presented in the Symposium ‘Cross-National Perspectives on Older Couple’s Financial and Health Security’, at the 20th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, June 23 – 27, Coex, Seoul, Korea.

Price, D. & Livsey, L. (in press, 27 June 2013). ‘Financing later life: pensions, care, housing equity and the new politics of old age’. In Social Policy Review 25: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2013. Bristol: The Policy Press.

Bisdee, D., Price, D. & Daly, T (2013) ‘Coping with age-related threats to role identity: older couples and the management of household money’. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology.  First View, available on: doi:10.1002/casp.2149.

Bisdee, D., Daly, T. and Price, D. (2013) ‘Behind Closed Doors: Older Couples and the Gendered Management of Household Money’.  Social Policy & Society. 12(1): 163-174.

Lynne Livsey and Debora Price (2013). ‘Old problems and new housing conflicts - The politics of housing in an ageing population’. Paper presented to the Housing Studies Association Annual Conference, 10th April 2013, University of York.

Price, D., Bisdee, D., Daly, T., Livsey, L. & Higgs, P. (2012) ‘Financial planning for social care in later life: the ‘shadow’ of fourth age dependency’.  Ageing and Society. p. 1-23, First View, available on CJO2012: doi:10.1017/S0144686X12001018.

Lynne Livsey and Debora Price (2012). ‘Staying Put or Moving On? The Politics of Housing in an Ageing Population’.  Paper presented in the Symposium ‘ Inequality and Age: The Intergenerational Equity Debate in the UK’ at the 65th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, 14th – 18th November 2012, San Diego, USA.

Debora Price, Lynne Livsey, Dinah Bisdee and Tom Daly (2012).  ‘Financing later life: financial capability, equity release, and planning for social care’.  Paper presented to Henry Stewart Conferences, Latest Thinking on SIPPS, SSASs, and the Options at and in Retirement.  8 – 9 October 2012, London.

Lynne Livsey and Debora Price (2012).  ‘Staying Put or Moving On? The Politics of Housing in an Ageing Population’. Paper presented to the 10th European Society of Population Ageing (ESPAnet) Annual Conference, 6th – 8th September 2012, University of Edinburgh.

Lynne Livsey and Debora Price (2012). ‘Staying Put or Moving On? – The Politics of Housing in an Ageing Population’.  Paper presented to the Social Policy in an Unequal World: Joint Annual Conference of  the East Asian Social Policy Research Network (EASP) and the United Kingdom Social Policy Association 2012, 16 -18 July 2012, York, United Kingdom.

Debora Price, Lynne Livsey, Dinah Bisdee & Tom Daly (2012) ‘Financial capability, housing equity, and the politics of income in later life’. Paper presented to the 41st Annual Conference of the British Society of Gerontology, 11 – 13 July 2012, Keele, United Kingdom.

Debora Price, Lynne Livsey, Dinah Bisdee & Tom Daly (2012). ‘Financial capability, housing equity & the politics of income in old age’. Paper presented to the Institute of Health and Society, Newcastle University, Lunchtime Seminar Series, 12th April 2012, Newcastle.

Debora Price, Tom Daly and Dinah Bisdee (2012). ‘Autonomy. identity and ageing: older couples and the management of household money’. Paper presented at the Onati International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Workshop on Wealth and Poverty in Close Personal Relationships, co-ordinated by Susan Millns, Simone Wong and Ruth Woodfield, 3 – 4 May 2012, Onati, Spain.

Debora Price, Lynne Livsey, Dinah Bisdee & Tom Daly (2011).  ‘The government financial capability agenda & housing equity in later life’. Paper presented to the Centre for Social Gerontology, Keele University, Lunchtime Seminar Series, 9th December 2011, Keele, United Kingdom.

On 18th November 2011, Dr Debora Price presented a paper entitled 'Financing later life: housing equity and financial capability' to  The Pensions Network, a discussion forum and meeting place for senior pensions professionals and those working in the pensions arena. To download a copy of the paper (slides and notes), click here: Price, Livsey, Bisdee and Daly (2011) 'Financing Later Life - the Government Financial Capability Agenda and Housing Equity'

On 12th September 2011, Dr Debora Price gave a presentation at the Irish Centre for Social Gerontology Seminar Series, National University of Ireland, Galway, entitled 'From macro to micro: an examination of gender in the UK pension system'. To download a copy of the slides, click here: Price (2011) 'From Macro to Micro: An Examination of Gender in the UK Pension System'

Dr. Dinah Bisdee participated in a programme made for BBC Radio 4 called 'Poorer than their Parents' with financial journalist Alvin Hall.  This was the third part of a BBC series on inter-generational finance, where journalist Alvin Hall examines inter-generational family support and the idea of inheritance. Dinah spoke about how the Behind Closed Doors project illuminates the desire of families to support younger relatives financially, particularly children and grandchildren, contrary to popular representations of the older generation as 'stealing' from the younger generation. The programme was broadcast on 10th August 2011. As a result of this programme, Dinah appeared on BBC Breakfast Television on 13th August 2011, broadcast on BBC1 and the BBC News Channel.

At the 40th Annual Conference of the British Society of Gerontology, held from 4th to 6th July 2011 held at the University of Plymouth, England, we presented two papers: 'Financial Planning for Social Care in Later Life: The Taboo of Fourth Age Dependency' and 'Taking the Long View: Older Couples and the Management of Money Over Time'.  To download the slides from these presentations, click here: Price, Bisdee, Livsey and Daly (2011) 'Financial Planning for Social Care in Later Life: The Taboo of Fourth Age Dependency' and Price, Daly and Bisdee (2011) 'Taking the Long View: Older Couples and the Management of Money over Time'

At the same time, we presented the paper 'Financial Planning for Social Care in Later Life: The Taboo of Fourth Age Dependency' to the Annual Conference of the Socia Policy Association, on 5th July 2011.  To download the slides, click here: Bisdee, Price and Daly (2011) 'Financial Planning for Social Care in Later Life: The Taboo of Fourth Age Dependency'

We were part of the ESRC Seminar Series: Rethinking Retirement, Seminar 2: Retirement Incomes and Planning, on 6th May 2011, with a paper entitled 'Behind Closed Doors: Older Couples and the Management of Household Money'.  To download a copy of the slides, click here: Price, Bisdee and Daly (2011) 'Behind Closed Doors: Older Couples and the Management of Household Money'. To view a video where participants in this event discuss pressing issues in pensions and retirement planning, click here: Retirement Incomes and Planning ESRC Seminar 6th May 2011, Video.

We presented a paper 'Financial Capability, Older People and the Black Box of Household Income' to  the Pensions Research Network at the University of Westminster, London, on 18th March 2011.  To download a copy of the slides, click here: Price, Livsey, Bisdee & Daly (2011) 'Financial Capability, Older People and the Black Box of Household Income' .

Dr. Dinah Bisdee wrote an article for 'Comment is Free' in The Guardian on 6th January 2011 entitled 'Blame the banks and the government, not us baby boomers'.  The article attracted more than 250 comments from the public.  Click here to read the article: Bisdee (2011) 'Blame the banks and the government, not us baby boomers'

On the 6th December 2010, The City UK ran a session on 'The Changing Population and UK Financial Services' as part of their leadership programme for the banking and financial services industries entitled "Next Generation Vision for Financial Service", and Dr. Debora Price gave a presentation of project findings and acted as a panel discussant.

The Third Seminar in the New Politics of Ageing Seminar Series was entitled 'Money Management and Decision Making in Later Life'  We contributed a paper entitled 'Behind Closed Doors: Older Couples and the Management of Household Money'.

On the 9th September 2010, we presented a paper at the British Psychological Association annual conference in the Social Psychology section entitled 'Defending Spousal Role Identities Against Threats Arising from Ageing'.  To download the slides from this presentation, click here: Bisdee, Daly and Price (2010) 'Defending Spousal Role Identities Against Threats Arising from Ageing'

Together with Age UK, on the 20th July 2010 we held a conference aimed at the financial services industry, NGOs active in financial services for older people, and policymakers, at which we presented a number of papers arising from the project.  These were: 'The Behind Closed Doors Project', 'Behind Closed Doors: Older Couples and Their Money', 'Financial Capability, Older People, and the Black Box of Household Income', 'The Gender Divide: How Older Couples Think About Money' and 'Spending and Saving in Later Life: Priorities and Pitfalls for Older Couples'. To download copies of these presentations, click on the relevant links:
Title: 'The Behind Closed Doors Project'
Title: 'Behind Closed Doors: Older Couples and Their Money'
Title: 'The Gender Divide: How Older Couples Think About Money'
Title: 'Spending and Saving in Later Life: Priorities and Pitfalls for Older Couples'.

Every four years, the International Sociological Association (ISA) holds a major international conference which in 2010 was held in Gothernberg, Sweden.  We presented a paper entitled 'Welfare Citizens or Capable Consumers?  Financial Capability and the Politics of Income in Old Age' in the Ageing Stream of this Conference (RC-11) on 13th July 2010.  To download a copy of the slides, click here: Price and Livsey (2010) 'Welfare Citizens or Capable Consumers?  Financial Capability and the Politics of Income in Old Age'

At the British Society of Gerontology 39th Annual Conference from 5th - 7th July 2010, we organised an interdisciplinary symposium on 'Ageing and Identity in the Everyday Lives of Couples'.  As well as running this symposium which included papers from a number of contributors, we presenteded a paper entitled "Gender Roles, Money and Ageing".  To download the slides from the paper we presented, click here: Bisdee, Daly and Price (2010) 'Gender Roles, Money and Ageing'

We presented a paper at the ARK Seminar Series on 3rd June 2010.  This is a cross-disciplinary academic network on ageing at King's College London (including medicine, health sciences, biosciences and social sciences).  The paper was entitled 'Behind Closed Doors: Defending an Ageing Husband's Role Identity in the Context of Household Money'.

Age UK organises a major policy event in the calender for policymakers in the ageing sphere.  At their 2010 'Agenda for Later Life' Conference held on 18th March 2010, Dr. Debora Price spoke on 'Eradicating Pensioner Poverty over the Next Decade'.

At an international workshop of leading academics around the world who are studying within-household financial inequalities held on 12th March 2010 organised by the GENET project, we presented a paper entitled 'Money Management in Heterosexual Older Couple Households: Gender Issues and Policy Implications'.  To download the slides from this presentation, click here: Price, Bisdee, Daly, Stuchbury, Livsey, Wright & Lowton (2010) 'Money Management in Heterosexual Older Couple Households: Gender Issues and Policy Implications'

We presented a paper on 'The impact of life course events on poverty and isolation' with Dr. Karen Glaser to a multidisciplinary meeting of medical practitioners at Guys and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust on 22 January 2010.

As part of a symposium from UK academics on interesting methodlogical issues arising in research about older people, we we presented a paper to the Gerontological Association of America's 62nd Annual Scientific Meeeting, held from 18th - 22nd November, 2009, in Atlanta, Georgia.
To download a copy of the abstract that we have submitted, please click on the highlighted title.
Title: Interviewing Older Couples

On 7th October 2009, we spoke to the 6th Form at Putney Girl's High School about the implications of our research for their lives.  You can click on the highlighted title to download a copy of the slides.
Title: For Richer, For Poorer

We presented two conference papers at the 38th Annual Conference of the British Society of Gerontology, 2009.  The Conference was held in Bristol, England, from the 2nd to 4th September 2009, and was entitled British Society of Gerontology Annual Conference 2009: Culture, Diversity and Ageing.  You can click on the highlighted title to download a copy of the slides.
Title: Behind Closed Doors: Defending a Husband's Role Identity against Memory Loss
Title: Behind Closed Doors: Financial Inequalities among Older Couples

We acted as the 'discussant' for a conference session on  'Within Household Finances' at a conference in Cambridge, England, on 27th March 2009.  The conference was entitled Gender Inequalities in the 21st Century and was held from 26th - 27th March 2009.  It was organised by GeNet (the Gender Equality Network). The session to which we contributed was entitled 'Within Household Finances'. You can click on any of the highlighted words to find out more about this conference, and to downwload session papers.

We presented a paper to the Sociology Department at the University of Surrey, lunchtime seminar series, 19 March 2009.  Click on the highlighted title to download a copy of our slides.
Title: Older Couples and Their Money: the View from Gerontology

We presented a paper to the Institute of Gerontology King's College London lunchtime seminar series, 11 March 2009.  Click on the highlighted title to download a copy of our slides.
Title: Older Couples and Their Money: A Critique from Gerontology

We participated in a project in Camden, London, known as 'The Kilburn Debates' where academics from around the UK with an interest in older people have given an open public seminar on a topic of methodolgical and substantive public   interest.  Our session addressed some issues in the measurement of poverty for older people, 18 November 2008.  Click on the highlighted  title to download a copy of our slides. 
Title: Some Issues in the Measurement of Poverty for Older People

We presented a conference paper at the 37th Annual Conference of the British Society of Gerontology, 2008, on 5th September 2008.  The Conference was held in Bristol, England, from the 4th - 6th September 2008, and was entitled British Society of Gerontology Annual Conference 2008: Sustainable Futures in an Ageing World.  You can click on the highlighted title to download a copy of the slides.
Title: Behind Closed Doors: Money Sharing Among Older Couples

We spoke at a meeting of the Oddfellows, in Camden, London, on Friday 18th April 2008, about 'Financial Issues Facing Older People'.  We covered the key issues: pensions, poverty, benefits, paying for care and debt.  To download our factsheet, click here: Financial Issues Facing Older People: Finanancial Issues Facing Older People

 

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