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Author: Kate A. Hamblin
Publication title: Changes to policies for work and retirement in EU15 nations (1995-2005): an exploration of policy packages for the 50-plus cohort
Publication type: Journal Article
Volume: 5
Issue: 1
Article No.: 2
Language: English
Abstract: “Active ageing” policies have been presented as a potential panacea for the conflict between generations many argue will result from demographic ageing. Indeed, as part of a new intergenerational contract, older individuals (here defined as those aged 50-64) are expected to re-engage with, and remain in, the labour market longer. However, this implies all individuals experience the same policy mix. This study uses micro-level data to address changes to work and retirement policies for older individuals from 1995 to 2005, and the resultant alterations to the degree of choice in terms of labour market participation different sub-groups within this age cohort had. The data demonstrate that the policy shift towards “active ageing” is not universally applied to all older individuals as some retain the ability to early exit from the labour market. Thus the notion of a single intergenerational contract is overly simplistic and neglects a great deal of intragenerational difference.
Keywords: active ageing, EU15 nations, intragenerational equity
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Publisher: Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet
Year: 2010
Available: 2010-10-13
No. of pages: 31
Pages: 13-43
Journal: International Journal of Ageing and Later Life
ISSN (online): 1652-8670
File: http://www.ep.liu.se/ej/ijal/2010/v5/i1/a02/ijal10v5i1a02.pdf

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Hamblin , Kate A. (2010). Changes to policies for work and retirement in EU15 nations (1995-2005): an exploration of policy packages for the 50-plus cohort. http://dx.doi.org/10.3384/ijal.1652-8670.105113 ()