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Paid work beyond pension age : comparative perspectives / [edited by] Simone Scherger, University of Bremen, Germany.

Contributor(s): Scherger, SimonePublisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire New York, NY Palgrave Macmillan, 2015Description: pages cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781137435132Subject(s): Older people -- Employment | Social Policy | Pensioners | Retirement AgeDDC classification: 331.398 PAI LOC classification: HD6279 | .P35 2015
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1. Introduction: Paid Work Beyond Pension Age – Causes, Contexts, Consequences / Simone Scherger -- PART I: COUNTRY CASES. 2. Work Beyond Age 65 in England and the United States / David Lain -- 3. The Social Stratification of Work Beyond Pension Age in Germany and the UK: Quantitative and Qualitative Evidence / Anna Hokema and Thomas Lux -- 4. Characteristics of Working Pensioners in Italy: Between Early Retirement Tradition and Reforms to Extend Working Life / Andrea Principi, Pietro Checcucci, Mirko Di Rosa and Giovanni Lamura -- 5 Work Beyond Pension Age in Sweden: Does a Prolonged Work Life Lead to Increasing Class Inequalities Among Older People? / Björn Halleröd -- 6. Work Beyond Pension Age in Russia: Labour Market Dynamics and Job Stability in a Turbulent Economy / Jonas Radl and Theodore P. Gerber -- 7. Working Pensioners in China: Financial Necessity or Luxury of Choice? / Ge Yu and Klaus Schömann -- PART II: CONTEXTS. 8. Pension Reform in Europe: Context, Drivers, Impact / Karen M. Anderson -- 9. The Transition to Retirement: The Influence of Globalization, Public Policy and Company Policies / Victor W. Marshall -- 10. Companies and Older Workers: Obstacles and Drivers Of Labour Market Participation In Recruitment and at The Workplace / Jutta Schmitz -- 11. Concepts of Retirement: Comparing Unions, Employers and Age-Related Non-Profit Organizations in Germany and the UK / Steffen Hagemann and Simone Scherger -- PART III: CONSEQUENCES. 12. Later-Life Work, Health and Wellbeing: Enduring Inequalities / Katey Matthews and James Nazroo -- 13. The Decline of 'Late Freedom'? Work, Retirement and Activation – Comparative Insights From Germany and the USA / Silke Van Dyk -- 14. Open Questions and Future Prospects: Towards New Balances Between Work and Retirement? / Harald Künemund and Simone Scherger.

In many countries, the number of people working beyond pension age is increasing. This volume investigates the shifting relationship between work and retirement which challenges the traditional notion of work-free retirement. In the first part of the book, country studies discuss the individual drivers and institutional circumstances of work beyond retirement in the UK, the USA, Germany, Italy, Sweden, China and Russia. The contributions in the second part look at the contexts of longer working lives, focusing on company policies, pension systems and similar welfare regulations, including their cultural dimension. Finally, the chapters in the third part discuss the consequences of the changing balance between work and retirement for individual wellbeing, the meaning of old age and social inequalities

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