Delaying Retirement

Progress and Challenges of Active Ageing in Europe, the United States and Japan

Editors: Hofäcker, Dirk, Hess, Moritz, König, Stefanie (Eds.)

  • Provides a much-needed international and comparative perspective on pensions and ageing
  • Takes the discussion beyond push and pull factors to highlight the complexity of retirement decisions
  • Considers macro, micro and meso drivers to innovative effect
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About this book

To a backdrop of ageing societies, pension crises and labour market reforms, this book investigates how the policy shift from early retirement to active ageing has affected individual retirement behaviour. Focusing on eleven European countries, the United States and Japan, it brings together leading international experts to analyze recent changes in pension systems. Their findings demonstrate that there has been a fundamental transition in pension policies and a steep increase in older workers’ retirement ages and employment rates. Yet changes in retirement behavior are not evenly distributed across all societal strata. This raises the serious concern that an overall rise in the retirement age will be accompanied by the re-emergence of social inequality in the transition from work to retirement. This innovative edited collection will appeal to students and scholars of sociology, economics, political science, human resources management, gerontology and social policy, and also to policy-makers and professionals dealing with older workers. 

About the authors

Dirk Hofäcker is Professor of Quantitative Research Methods at the Institute for Social Policy and Social Work, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. 
Moritz Hess is Post-Doctoral Researcher at the Institute of Gerontology, University of Dortmund, Germany. 
Stefanie König is Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. 

Reviews

“This unique book offers an excellent and comprehensive overview of recent pension and labor market reforms and the way in which they have affected retirement transitions of older workers in thirteen countries. The book not only provides an impressive synthesis of the state of the art in the discussion about ‘Active Ageing’, but also proposes a novel and innovative theoretical framework to scientifically analyse retirement transitions under changing contextual conditions.  This is an indispensable text for scientist, students, and practitioners in the fields of pension and retirement research.” (Gerd Naegele, Director, Institute of Gerontology, TU Dortmund University, Germany)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Retirement Transitions in Times of Institutional Change: Theoretical Concept

    Hofäcker, Dirk (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

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  • Trends and Determinants of Retirement Transition in Europe, the USA and Japan: A Comparative Overview

    König, Stefanie (et al.)

    Pages 23-51

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  • Determinants of Retirement and Late Careers in Estonia

    Unt, Marge (et al.)

    Pages 53-72

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  • Path Dependency Versus New Determinants of Retirement in the Czech Republic

    Vidovićová, Lucie

    Pages 73-96

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  • Retirement in a Context of Strong Institutional Uncertainty and Territorial Diversities: The Case of Italy

    Bertolini, Sonia (et al.)

    Pages 97-122

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eBook 103,52 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-56697-3
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 133,74 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-56696-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Delaying Retirement
Book Subtitle
Progress and Challenges of Active Ageing in Europe, the United States and Japan
Editors
  • Dirk Hofäcker
  • Moritz Hess
  • Stefanie König
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-56697-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-56697-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-56696-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 385
Number of Illustrations and Tables
46 b/w illustrations
Topics