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Time for Retirement: Comparative Studies of Early Exit from the Labor Force (Paperback)
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Time for Retirement: Comparative Studies of Early Exit from the Labor Force (Paperback)

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Paperback 412 Pages / Published: 29/11/1991
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In all Western countries, people are leaving work earlier than ever before - at a time when their life expectancy keeps increasing. How has this paradoxical process been brought about? What is the impact of labour markets and social policy? And what will be the effect of this massive lengthening of retirement? Time for Retirement addresses the 'aging of society' and the restructuring of the life course in terms of the changing relationship between work and reitrement. Detailed information based on the retirement policies of seven countries provides the basis for a comparative analysis aimed at assessing the range of possible political responses to these changes. The editors and contributors are among the leading social scientists in the field of life-course studies, aging, and social policy.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521423649
Number of pages: 412
Weight: 540 g
Dimensions: 239 x 170 x 20 mm


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'For those interested in patterns of exit from the workforce in different countries this book provides detailed, important and well-structured information, and for policy analysts it illustrates well the roles of different actors - employers, unions and the state, in policymaking. For those studying ageing and older people, the book makes an important contribution to the debate about the social construction of the life course.' Journal of European Social Policy
'The trend to early retirement is a puzzle or social science and a problem for policy. It is also a natural for the kind of broad comparative analysis that this fascinating book exemplifies. It is full of striking facts and interesting ideas, each needing the other.' Robert M. Solow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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