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Gender, Ageing and Extended Working Life: Cross National Perspectives

Ni Leime, Aine and Street, Debra and Krekula, Clary and Loretto, Wendy and Vickerstaff, Sarah, eds. (2017) Gender, Ageing and Extended Working Life: Cross National Perspectives. Ageing in a Global Context . Policy Press, Bristol, UK, 256 pp. ISBN 978-1-4473-2511-6. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

As nations worldwide grapple with aging populations and rising social security costs, many have chosen to raise retirement ages. That change is predicated on the assumption that there is appropriate employment available for people who are of an age that in the past would likely have meant they were out of the workforce. This book challenges that assumption, along with the gender-neutral way the issue of retirement age is generally treated. A group of international contributors applies life-course approaches to understanding evolving definitions of work and retirement, the range of transitions from paid work to retirement and how they differ for men, women, and those in different family circumstances and occupations. Drawing on data from Australia, Ireland, Germany, Portugal, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the United States, the book will be essential reading for researchers and students, and for policy makers who formulate and implement employment and retirement policies.

Item Type: Edited book
Uncontrolled keywords: Social Gerontology
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Sociology
Depositing User: Lucie Patch
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2017 09:25 UTC
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2019 15:12 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/62246 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Vickerstaff, Sarah: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2572-3582
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