About the Author
Per H. Jensen is Professor of Social Policy and Director of Centre for Comparative Welfare Studies. He has published widely in fields of comparative welfare state analysis, formal and informal work, elder care, comparative labour market analysis, early exit/retirement, and sociology of family and gender relations. Giovanni Lamura is a social gerontologist at INRCA (Italian National Institute of Health and Science on Ageing). He was visiting fellow in 2006-07 at the University of Hamburg-Eppendorf (Germany); and research director of the European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research in Vienna (Austria) in 2010-11. Andrea Principi is a sociologist and a researcher at the National Institute of Health & Science on Ageing (INRCA), Ancona, Italy. His main research interests relate to active ageing and he has participated in several European projects connected with the topic.