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Anne-Marie Guillemard

In: The SAGE Handbook of Aging, Work and Society

Chapter 4: Prolonging Working Life in an Aging World: A Cross-National Perspective on Labor Market and Welfare Policies Toward Active Aging

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Prolonging Working Life in an Aging World: A Cross-National Perspective on Labor Market and Welfare Policies Toward Active Aging
Prolonging working life in an aging world: A cross-national perspective on labor market and welfare policies toward active aging
Anne-MarieGuillemard

The aging of the population and increasing longevity do not just raise questions about pensions. The major problem stemming from these trends is how to provide employment opportunities to aging wage-earners. The implications of demographic aging have been explored mainly from the angles of financially balancing the books of retirement systems or providing care for the frail elderly. These approaches are much too restrictive. The aging of the population does not just mean that the proportion of persons over the age of 60 or of the elderly is ...

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