Gender, Ageing and Extended Working Life

Cross-National Perspectives

Edited by Áine Ní Léime, Debra Street, Sarah Vickerstaff, Clary Krekula, and Wendy Loretto

Gender, Ageing and Extended Working Life

Edited by Áine Ní Léime, Debra Street, Sarah Vickerstaff, Clary Krekula, and Wendy Loretto

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

256 pages | 6 x 9
Cloth $115.00 ISBN: 9781447325116 Published October 2017 For sale in North and South America only
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.
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David Lain, Brighton Business School
"A compelling and much-needed analysis of the different challenges facing older women and men as pressures to extend working lives intensify."
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