Ageing Labour Forces: Promises and Prospects

Ageing Labour Forces: Promises and Prospects

By: Philip Taylor (editor)Hardback

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This provocative book considers the changing status of older workers, the evolution of public policy on age and work and the behaviour of employers. It attempts to answer the critical question: In an ageing society, can older workers look forward to the prospect of longer working lives with choice and security and make successful transitions to retirement? "Ageing Labour Forces" challenges the current stance of many governments and observers concerning policies to extend working lives. It utilises perspectives and case studies from public policy, employment policy and the attitudes and behaviour of older people.Philip Taylor argues that older workers have been at the forefront of industrialized society's efforts to respond to the crisis facing social welfare systems and the economic threats associated with population ageing. Their involvement has forced the restructuring of economies, adjustments to social welfare systems as well as redefinitions to the actual concept of old age. Containing contributions from leading researchers in a number of countries, this work will appeal to academics and researchers interested in work, ageing and public policy as well as labour economics.

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Contents:Introduction: The Promise of Ageing Labour ForcesPhilip Taylor1. Looking Forward to Working Longer in AustraliaSol Encel2. Japan: Towards Employment Extension for Older WorkersMasato Oka3. Work and Retirement in Canada: Policies and ProspectsJulie McMullin, Martin Cooke and Terri Tomchick4. Sing if you're Glad to be Grey. Working to a Happier Old Age in the United KingdomPhilip Taylor5. Age and Work in the United States of AmericaSara Rix6. Labour Market Policies Regarding Older Workers in the NetherlandsKene Henkens and Joop Schippers7. Pulling up the Early Retirement Anchor in FranceAnne-Marie Guillemard and Annie Jolivet 8. Active Ageing in Employment - Prospects and Policy Approaches in Germany Frerich Frerichs and Gerhard Naegele Conclusion: The Propsects for Ageing Labour Forces Philip TaylorIndex

Product Details

  • publication date: 31/01/2008
  • ISBN13: 9781845424251
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9781845424251
  • ISBN10: 1845424255

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