Di Gessa, Giorgio

Dr Giorgio Di Gessa  

Department

Position held

LSE Fellow in Population Health/Global Ageing

 

Experience keywords:

ageing; demography; health inequalities at older ages; life course influences on health; social gerontology

Sectors and industries to which research relates:

Healthcare

Countries and regions to which research relates:

Europe; UK

Languages:

French [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Intermediate]; Italian [Spoken: Fluent, Written: Fluent]; Spanish [Spoken: Intermediate, Written: Basic]

Contact Points

Publications

2017

Benson, Rebecca and Glaser, Karen and Corna, Laurie M. and Platts, Loretta G. and Di Gessa, Giorgio and Worts, Diana and Price, Debora and McDonough, Peggy and Sacker, Amanda (2017) Do work and family care histories predict health in older women? European Journal of Public Health (ckx128). ISSN 1101-1262

Di Gessa, Giorgio and Corna, Laurie M and Platts, Loretta G. and Worts, Diana and McDonough, Peggy and Sacker, Amanda and Price, Debora and Glaser, Karen (2017) Is being in paid work beyond state pension age beneficial for health? Evidence from England using a life-course approach Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 71. 431-438. ISSN 0143-005X

Lu, Wentian and Benson, Rebecca and Glaser, Karen and Platts, Loretta G. and Corna, Laurie M and Worts, Diana and McDonough, Peggy and Di Gessa, Giorgio and Price, Debora and Sacker, Amanda (2017) Relationship between employment histories and frailty trajectories in later life: evidence from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 71 (5). 439-445. ISSN 0143-005X

Perera, G. and Di Gessa, G. and Corna, L. M. and Glaser, K. and Stewart, R. (2017) Paid employment and common mental disorders in 50–64-year olds: analysis of three cross-sectional nationally representative survey samples in 1993, 2000 and 2007 Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences. ISSN 2045-7960

2016

Di Gessa, Giorgio and Grundy, Emily (2016) The dynamics of paid and unpaid activities among people aged 50-69 in Denmark, France, Italy, and England Research on Aging, 39 (9). 1013-1038. ISSN 0164-0275

Di Gessa, Giorgio and Glaser, Karen and Tinker, Anthea (2016) The impact of caring for grandchildren on the health of grandparents in Europe: a lifecourse approach Social Science and Medicine, 152. 166-175. ISSN 0277-9536

Corna, Laurie M and Platts, Loretta G. and Worts, Diana and Price, Debora and McDonough, Peggy and Sacker, Amanda and Di Gessa, Giorgio and Glaser, Karen (2016) A sequence analysis approach to modelling the work and family histories of older adults in the UK WHERL Working Paper, King's College London, London. ISBN 9781908951182

2015

Di Gessa, Giorgio and Glaser, Karen and Tinker, Anthea (2015) The health impact of intensive and nonintensive grandchild care in Europe: new evidence from SHARE Journals of Gerontology - Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 71 (5). 867-879. ISSN 1079-5014

Di Gessa, Giorgio and Glaser, Karen and Price, Debora and Ribe, Eloi and Tinker, Anthea (2015) What drives national differences in intensive grandparental childcare in Europe? Journals of Gerontology - Series B Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences, 71 (1). 141-153. ISSN 1079-5014

2014

Glaser, Karen and Di Gessa, Giorgio and Tinker, Anthea (2014) Grandparenting in Europe: the health and wellbeing of grandparents caring for grandchildren: the role of cumulative advantage /disadvantage Grandparents Plus, London. ISBN 9780957328174

Di Gessa, Giorgio and Grundy, Emily (2014) The relationship between active ageing and health using longitudinal data from Denmark, France, Italy and England Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 68 (3). 261-267. ISSN 0143-005X

2013

Glaser, Karen and Price, Debora and Di Gessa, Giorgio and Ribe, Eloi and Stuchbury, Rachel and Tinker, Anthea (2013) Grandparenting in Europe: family policy and grandparents’ role in providing childcare Grandparents Plus, London. ISBN 9780957328167

2012

Di Gessa, Giorgio (2012) Demographic structure and challenges’ In: Hong, I., (ed.) A Study on Overseas Social Security Systems –The Case of Italy. KIHASA Research Institute, Seoul, Korea. ISBN 9788981879211

2011

Di Gessa, Giorgio (2011) 'Active ageing' and health: an exploration of longitudinal data for four European countries doctoral thesis, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

2007

Di Gessa, Giorgio (2007) Simple strategies for variance uncertainty in meta-analysis masters thesis, University of Glasgow

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Giorgio Di Gessa has a long-standing academic interest in the field of social gerontology and in particular the demographic and social determinants of health and well-being in later life. He has undertaken research on the WHO ‘Active Ageing’ strategy for health and well-being among older people, and has investigated the impact of grandparental childcare on the health of grandparents. Giorgio is currently working on the Wellbeing, Health, Retirement and the Lifecourse project (wherl.ac.uk). His research focuses on the complex relationships over time between paid work up to and beyond State Pension Age, and mental and physical health, taking lifecourse factors (i.e. family, paid work and health histories) and data missingness into account.

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