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Reconstructing Retirement: Work and Welfare in the UK and USA

Lookup NU author(s): Dr David Lain


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Retirement is being ‘reconstructed’, with the UK following the US path of abolishing mandatory retirement and increasing state pension ages. This timely book assesses prospects for work and retirement at age 65-plus in the UK and US.Part 1 explores the shifting ‘policy logics’ in both countries that increase both the need and opportunities to work past age 65. Part 2 presents an original comparative statistical analysis on the wide range of factors influencing employment at this age. Part 3 proposes a series of policies across the life-course that would promote security and autonomy for older people.Pathways to employment after 65 are complex and pressures to work at this age are likely to result in very unequal outcomes. This book is essential reading for researchers, students and practitioners interested in the late careers and the future of retirement.

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Author(s): Lain D

Publication type: Authored Book

Publication status: Published

Year: 2016

Number of Pages: 212

Print publication date: 05/07/2016

Acceptance date: 01/01/2016

Publisher: Policy Press

Place Published: Bristol, UK


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ISBN: 9781447326175