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Thinking on Sunday - Social status, ownership and rights near the cradle and grave

Dr Ginn will explore how social visibility, status and respect at the ‘bookends of life’ dramatically vary across cultures and in history.


The most vulnerable groups in society - children and older people, have ill-defined social status, independently of their legal rights. Dr Ginn will explore with those attending how social visibility, status and respect at the ‘bookends of life’ dramatically vary across cultures and in history; and how the tension between safeguarding and liberty can best be managed. Does paternalism protect? The Rotherham Ruckus and the Care Home Crisis provide examples to consider.

Dr Ginn is a Visiting Professor at Kings College London’s Institute of Gerontology, having retired in 2004. Her research has explored how pension entitlements are influenced by class, gender, ethnicity, marital and maternal status; and how pension systems of different countries deal with women’s disadvantages in the labour market.. A special interest has been the variation among women in employment, earnings and pension-building according to marital and maternal status, as well as birth cohort. Dr Ginn has published widely including several books, on these issues.
She has also researched health inequalities according to gender, class and age. She has acted as consultant to the following organisations as required: Fawcett Society, National Pensioners Convention and Women's Budget Group. From 2002-9, she contributed to the Social Protection Expert Group of AGE Europe, whose task is to improve pensions under the EU Open Method of Coordination. She continues to speak at academic and NGO events when invited and to write on pension policy and the austerity package.


Speaker(s):

Prof Jay Ginn | talks | www

 

Date and Time:

16 November 2014 at 11:00 am

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

 

Venue:

Conway Hall
Conway Hall
25 Red Lion Square
London
WC1R 4RL
0207 242 8034
http://www.conwayhall.org.uk/

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Tickets:

£3/2/free

Available from:

http://www.conwayhall.org.uk/jay-ginn

Additional Information:

Entry £3, £2 concs./Free to Ethical Society members
Doors 10.30. Tea, Coffee & biscuits will be available.

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