Paid Work Beyond Pension Age

Comparative Perspectives

Editors: Scherger, Simone (Ed.)

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In many countries, the number of people working beyond pension age is increasing. This volume investigates this trend in seven different countries, examining the contexts of this development and the consequences of the shifting relationship between work and retirement.

About the authors

Karen M. Anderson, University of Southampton, UK Pietro Checcucci, Institute for the Development of the Vocational Training of Workers (ISFOL), Italy Mirko Di Rosa, Italian National Institute of Health and Science on Ageing (INRCA), Italy Theodore P. Gerber , University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA Steffen Hagemann, University of Bremen, Germany Björn Halleröd, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Anna Hokema, University of Bremen, Germany Harald Künemund, University of Vechta, Germany Giovanni Lamura, Italian National Institute of Health and Science on Ageing (INRCA), Italy Thomas Lux, University of Bremen, Germany Victor W. Marshall, Independent Scholar, USA Katey Matthews, University of Manchester, UK James Nazroo, University of Manchester, UK Andrea Principi, Italian National Institute of Health and Science on Ageing (INRCA), Italy Jonas Radl, Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain Jutta Schmitz, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany Klaus Schömann, Leibniz Centre for Lifelong Learning, Germany and Jacobs University Bremen, Germany Silke van Dyk, University of Kassel, Germany Ge Yu, Liaoning University, China, University of Bremen, Germany and Jacobs University Bremen, Germany

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“The authors in Paid Work Beyond Pension Age: Comparative Perspectives make a significant contribution to these ongoing discussions by examining antecedence, context, and outcomes of labor market activity among older adults in England, Germany, United States, Italy, Sweden, Russia, and China. … I highly recommend this book.” (Ernest Gonzales, Gerontologist, Vol. 56 (3), June, 2016)

“One of the first books to examine this emerging phenomenon. It outlines the extent and characteristics of work after retirement and it ties the empirical evidence in with established theories.. … I found the book an interesting read which presents new insights. … Readers who are familiar with current arguments in ageing research may therefore, want to read the case studies only, whereas readers who are new to this topic would benefit from reading the entire volume.” (Kathrin Komp, Acta Sociologica, Vol. 59 (3), 2016)


'This volume is an excellent addition to the literature on extending working lives, tackling a neglected and under-researched group of older workers who challenge our traditional conceptualisations and understandings of retirement. The book provides a rich picture of the diversity of circumstances and motivations that lead to work after pension age and the characteristics of such work in a number of different countries.'

-Sarah Vickerstaff, University of Kent, UK

'The book gives an outstanding overview of one the most challenging public policy issues of our time - the move towards extending working life. The various chapters provide illustrations from a wide range of countries, with an excellent combination of theoretical approaches and empirical studies.'

-Chris Phillipson, University of Manchester, UK

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction: Paid Work Beyond Pension Age — Causes, Contexts, Consequences

    Scherger, Simone

    Pages 1-27

  • Work Beyond Age 65 in England and the USA

    Lain, David

    Pages 31-56

  • The Social Stratification of Work Beyond Pension Age in Germany and the UK: Quantitative and Qualitative Evidence

    Hokema, Anna (et al.)

    Pages 57-80

  • Characteristics of Working Pensioners in Italy: Between Early Retirement Tradition and Reforms to Extend Working Life

    Principi, Andrea (et al.)

    Pages 81-106

  • Work Beyond Pension Age in Sweden: Does a Prolonged Work Life Lead to Increasing Class Inequalities Among Older People?

    Halleröd, Björn

    Pages 107-128

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Paid Work Beyond Pension Age
Book Subtitle
Comparative Perspectives
Editors
  • Simone Scherger
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-43514-9
DOI
10.1057/9781137435149
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-43513-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 320
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