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The United Kingdom – a new moral imperative: live longer, work longer

Sarah Vickerstaff and Wendy Loretto

in Gender, Ageing and Extended Working Life: Cross-National Perspectives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781447325116
eISBN:
9781447325161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447325116.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

The drift of government policy affecting older workers in the UK has been focused on encouraging individual responsibility for working longer and saving more, often with an idealised 'adult worker' ... More


Is extending working life possible? Research and policy issues

Chris Phillipson

in The future for older workers: New perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847424181
eISBN:
9781447303800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847424181.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

During the early part of the twentieth century, much uncertainty surrounds the transition from work to retirement. The causal factors for this uncertainty were spurred by the various directions ... More


Reconstructing Retirement: Work and Welfare in the UK and USA

David Lain

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781447326175
eISBN:
9781447326267
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447326175.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing

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 ... More


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