Paid Work Beyond Pension Age

Author: Simone Scherger
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137435143
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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.

Arbeit im Alter

Author: Simone Scherger
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3658181990
Format: PDF
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In dem vorliegenden Band werden die Formen, Ursachen und Folgen von bezahlter und unbezahlter Arbeit im Ruhestand in den Blick genommen und diskutiert. Die Autorinnen und Autoren untersuchen in ihren Beiträgen bezahlte Erwerbstätigkeit und unbezahltes freiwilliges Engagement auf Basis verschiedener methodischer Zugänge. Sie stellen die (erwerbs-)biographischen Voraussetzungen dieser Tätigkeiten dar, deren subjektive Deutungen und ungleichheitsbezogene Implikationen etwa in Hinsicht auf Geschlecht, Alter und Gesundheit. Außerdem werden die vorhergehende Rentenplanung sowie organisationsbezogene und sozialpolitische Perspektiven auf die Verlängerung von Erwerbskarrieren thematisiert. Ziel des Bandes ist es, den Trend der zunehmenden Arbeit nach Renteneintritt sozialwissenschaftlich fundiert und kritisch zu reflektieren. Der Inhalt• Erwerbsarbeit und freiwilliges Engagement jenseits der Rentenaltersgrenze• Bezahlte und unbezahlte Arbeit als Formen der sozialen Teilhabe mit unterschiedlichen Zugangschancen• Chancen, Risiken und sozialpolitische Implikationen der Ausweitung produktiver Aktivitäten im Alter Die HerausgeberProf. Dr. Simone Scherger ist am SOCIUM - Forschungszentrum Ungleichheit und Sozialpolitik der Universität Bremen tätig. Dr. Claudia Vogel arbeitet am Deutschen Zentrum für Altersfragen in Berlin.

Gender Ageing and Extended Working Life

Author: Aine Ni Leime
Publisher:
ISBN: 1447325125
Format: PDF
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Nations that raise retirement ages appear to work on the assumption that there is appropriate employment available for people who are expected to retire later. Gender, Ageing and Extended Working Life challenges both this narrative and the gender-neutral way the expectation for extending working lives is presented in most policy-making circles. The international contributors to this book--part of the Ageing in a Global Context series--consider the range of transitions from paid work to retirement that are potentially different for women and men in different family circumstances and occupational locations. They also offer solutions governments should consider to enable them to evaluate existing policies. Based on evidence from Australia, Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States, this is essential reading for researchers and students, and for policymakers who formulate and implement employment and pensions policy at national and international levels.

Gender Ageing and Extended Working Life

Author: Ni Leime, Aine
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447325117
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A challenge to the assumption that there is appropriate employment available for people who are expected to retire later and the gender-neutral way the expectation for extending working lives is presented in most policy-making circles.

Britain s Pensions Crisis

Author: Hugh Pemberton
Publisher: OUP/British Academy
ISBN: 9780197263853
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British pensions are in crisis. This volume explores the past, present and future of pensions in Britain. Leading experts discuss both the politics and economics of this key area of social policy, and consider developments in the systems of other European countries and in North America.

Global Aging

Author: Suzanne R. Kunkel, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826105475
Format: PDF
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"This book is exemplary in amassing demographic, policy, and sociopsychological data from around the world to refute both premises: that countriesí aging is not occurring in developing nations and that aging of the population presents intractable predicaments. The content of the book is rich with current information seldom accumulated into one source. For a scholar of aging studies, the topics are comprehensive, including demographics, political systems, health and long-term care provision, employment/retirement, and formal and informal support systems. Structurally, the book adds value with the inclusion of Web resources and a robust index. The design is conducive for a classroom setting by incorporating discussion questions and key words at the end of each chapter." -- Dr. Carol A. Gosselink, PsycCritiques Using a comparative, cross-national perspective, Global Aging: Comparative Perspectives on Aging and the Life Course explores the major topics in social gerontology worldwide and the demands that the aging population places on a society. This comprehensive and timely guide includes contributions from international gerontology scholars and illustrates both universal and socioculturally unique aspects of aging across nations. It is organized thematically for ease of use and includes an abundance of photographs and illustrations to highlight key points. Key features: Discussions on various nations' policies and programs designed to meet the unique needs of an older population An essay on pension and income maintenance policies and programs An analysis of the role of local and national governments, as well as non-governmental organizations, in serving older adults Case studies on specific aspects of aging: family life, caregiving, policies and politics, health and long-term care, and work and retirement The most current demographic data on aging around the world

Age Structuring in Comparative Perspective

Author: David I. Kertzer
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN:
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This volume studies age as a basis for social organization by uniting research from the social science disciplines while implementing both cross-cultural and historical perspectives. The contributors, a distinguished interdisciplinary group of scholars, advance our understanding of age structuring by relating the changing societal level processes and individual aging experiences, and examining retirement practices, age and power in society, and cultural conceptions of age.

Cases on Medical Malpractice in a Comparative Perspective

Author: Michael G. Faure
Publisher: Springer Verlag Wien
ISBN:
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Liability for medical malpractice is of growing importance in the field of tort law. The "medical malpractice explosion" does not seem to have come to an end yet. This study provides an overview of the legal situations, the applicable texts and the case law in nine European countries. The authors are renowned Tort law experts from each country. A comparative analysis highlights the tendencies which can be found and their economic effects. The structure is based on the study of six concrete cases which are discussed in the context of the different legal systems. This method allows the easy comparison of specific results to which the legal concepts lead.The study addresses questions of hospital organization, patients' consent, duties of information, faulty diagnosis, faulty treatment, the necessary standard of care, the relevance of financial limits, medical documentation, and the burden of proof. The reader finds extensive and precise information about the state of medical malpractice law in Europe.