Ageing and the Transition to Retirement: A Comparative Analysis of European Welfare States

1st Edition

Bert De Vroom, Einar Øverbye, Tony Maltby

Routledge
Published May 16, 2017
Reference - 310 Pages
ISBN 9781138263673 - CAT# Y314300
Series: New Perspectives on Ageing and Later Life

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Summary

There are two conflicting trends in Europe: a demographic shift towards population ageing, and a massive decrease in the labour force participation of older workers (aged 50 years and over). This captivating book offers a refined and authoritative understanding of these trends and the two socio-economic concerns of most European welfare states that have been re-enforced as a consequence. These are: the increasing costs for welfare states to finance 'pathways' from employment to official retirement, and the threat of labour market shortages in the near future as a result of both the ageing process and the early exit of older workers. A variety of new policy initiatives can be observed emerging from these changes in many European countries - this book examines the different welfare state arrangements in nine EU countries plus Hungary, Slovenia and Norway. It considers ways of integrating older workers in the labour market along with differing perspectives on the relation between ageing and work.

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