Work Options for Older Americans

Work Options for Older Americans

By: Teresa Ghilarducci (editor), John Turner (editor)Paperback

Up to 2 WeeksUsually despatched within 2 weeks


While mandatory retirement has been eliminated in the United States, a myriad of policies and practices surround pensions, social security, tax law, labor contracts, and health benefits, all of which may have an impact on an older worker's decision to work or retire and an employer's decision to retain and train an older worker. In Work Options for Older Americans, Teresa Ghilarducci and John Turner assemble a critically important volume that systematically addresses many of the issues considered on a daily basis by employees and employers. Work Options for Older Americans brings together discussion of these issues by well-known economists and scholars in other fields, from the Government Accountability Office, the AARP Public Policy Institute, the U.S. Department of Labor, and academia. The book contains eleven articles, along with commentary, that deal with issues of employment opportunity and constraints for older persons, pension types and coverage, retirement choices, and public policies that promote or hinder either retirement or employment of the elderly. Contributors present effective ways to prepare for this unprecedented growth in the number of older workers. In the introduction, Teresa Ghilarducci and John Turner identify how the labor market changes dramatically as workers age and how these changes affect the ongoing bargaining between employers and workers. The question is, are the options that workers want the same as those that employers offer?

About Author

Teresa Ghilarducci is professor of economics and director of the Higgins Labor Research Center at the University of Notre Dame. She is the author of numerous books, including Labor's Capital: The Economics and Politics of Employer Pensions. John Turner is a senior policy advisor in the AARP Public Policy Institute. He is the author or editor of twelve books, including Individual Accounts for Social Security Reform: International Perspectives on the U.S. Debate. Contributors include: Jennjou Chen, Yung-Ping Chen, Tony DeFrank, Todd Elder, Gregory Gettas, Teresa Ghilarducci, Sharon Hermes, Robert M. Hutchens, Charles Jeszeck, Katharine Leavitt, Dana Muir, Alicia H. Munnell, Kevin Neuman, Rudolph G. Penner, Pamela Perun, Jeffrey S. Petersen, Janice Peterson, Joseph S. Piacentini, Patrick J. Purcell, Joseph Quinn, Patricia M. Raskin, Sara E. Rix, C. Eugene Steuerle, Yunsian Tai, John Turner, Christian E. Weller, Jeffrey Wenger, Lance Wescher, Howard Wial, Edward N. Wolff, Stephen A. Woodbury.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780268029708
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 392
  • ID: 9780268029708
  • ISBN10: 0268029709

Delivery Information

  • Saver Delivery: Yes
  • 1st Class Delivery: Yes
  • Courier Delivery: Yes
  • Store Delivery: Yes

Prices are for internet purchases only. Prices and availability in WHSmith Stores may vary significantly