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Dr Laurie Corna




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Tel: + 44 (0)207 848 7115



Laurie’s background is in social gerontology and critical social theory within the broader field of public health. After completing her PhD in the Social Science and Health Program in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto in 2011, she continued her research in the Department of Sociology at the University of Western Ontario.

Laurie’s research is principally concerned with better understanding health and economic inequalities among older adults in the context of the life course and in comparative perspective. Her current program of research includes a comparison of methods for modelling detailed labour market and family histories and a project assessing how gendered labour market and family experiences shape health inequalities among older adults in four theoretically relevant welfare states.

She is also involved in collaborative projects assessing poverty and health dynamics among working age adults in comparative perspective using multiple process latent transition models; the health implications of the push to keep older adults in the later market longer; and the consequences of the increasing privatization of retirement (government retrenchment from public pensions and the necessity to save privately) for economic inequalities among older women. 

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7SSHM501 Ageing, Health & Society



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