Challenges of Aging

Pensions, Retirement and Generational Justice

Editors: Torp, C. (Ed.)

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Population ageing is among the most important developments of our time. This book explores the profound challenges faced by an aging world. Leading experts from diverse disciplines describe the fundamental impact demographic aging has on pension systems, on the concepts of retirement and old age, and on the balance of generational justice.

About the authors

Cornelius Torp is Professor of Modern History at the University of Augsburg, Germany. Previously, he has been Marie Curie Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy, and Research Fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, Germany.

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“‘Challenges of Aging’, when taken as a whole, offers some rather consistent messages across the three broad topics: pensions, retirement and generational justice. … There is just enough analysis … to satisfy the tastes of the quantatively-inclined reader. Yet, the book also provides relevant commentary on social policy history and political institutions and processes (e.g.,Weaver’s chapter on policy feedbacks). This makes the book easily accessible to a diverse but relatively general audience.” (Laurel Hixon, Journal of Population Ageing, Vol. 9, 2016)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Demographic Aging as a Challenge to Modern Societies

    Torp, Cornelius

    Pages 1-14

  • The Challenges of Twenty-First-Century Demography

    Harper, Sarah

    Pages 17-29

  • Population Aging and the Changing Economic Life Cycle: A Global Perspective

    Lee, Ronald

    Pages 31-46

  • Age Politics and Pension Systems Development and Reform

    Lynch, Julia

    Pages 49-60

  • Policy Feedbacks and Pension Policy Change

    Weaver, R. Kent

    Pages 61-82

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Challenges of Aging
Book Subtitle
Pensions, Retirement and Generational Justice
Editors
  • C. Torp
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-28317-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137283177
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-28316-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 295
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