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

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Martin Kohli, Martin Rein, Anne-Marie Guillemard, Herman van Gunsteren
Cambridge University Press, Nov 29, 1991 - Business & Economics - 398 pages
In all Western countries, people are retiring earlier than ever before, and people are living longer, thus prolonging the length of retirement. What are the effects of this phenomenon on society in general and on the labor force, and what are the psychological effects on retirees? Time for Retirement addresses the "aging of society" and the restructuring of the life course in terms of the changing relationship between work and retirement. Practically, it assesses the range of possible political answers to this process, with a comparative analysis of different national regimes.
 

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Contents

The changing balance of work and retirement
1
The evolution of early exit A comparative analysis of labor force participation patterns
36
Testing the industrymix hypothesis of early exit
67
The Netherlands An extreme case
97
France Massive exit through unemployment compensation
127
Germany The diversity of pathways
181
Great Britain The contradictions of early exit
222
The United States The privatization of exit
252
Sweden Partial exit
284
Hungary Exit from the state economy
324
Pathways and their prospects A comparative interpretation of the meaning of early exit
362
Index
389
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