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Globalization, uncertainty and late careers in society

Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Sandra Buchholz og Dirk Hof├Ącker

Routledge 2006 383 s. ISBN 0415376459
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Globalization has been strongly shaping and transforming both national economies and individual careers in recent decades. These profound changes have had significant consequences for individual careers of men and women both during and after their employment career. This impressive new collection focuses on the effects of the globalization process on late-midlife workers and the exit from employment – a relationship that has up to now mostly been neglected in social science literature on aging and employment.

The research documented within these pages poses several important questions:

* Has globalization produced fundamental shifts in late-midlife workers’ labor market participation and late careers?
* What transformations in old age career mobility can we observe?
* How are these transformations filtered by different national institutional settings?

With an impressive array of contributions, this volume will interest students and academics involved in the study of sociology, welfare and globalization.

Table of Contents

Introduction  1. Late Careers and Retirement in Times of Accelerating Social Change: An Introduction  2. Late Careers and Retirement in International Comparison   3. Public Attitudes to Retirement in Times of Accelerating Social Change  4. Late Careers and Retirement in Germany  5. Late Careers and Retirement in the Netherlands  6. Late Careers and Retirement in Sweden  7. Late Careers and Retirement in Denmark  8. Late Careers and Retirement in Norway  9. Late Careers and Retirement in Hungary  10. Late Careers and Retirement in Estonia  11. Late Careers and Retirement in the Czech Republic  12. Late Careers and Retirement in Poland  13. Late Careers and Retirement in Slovenia  14. Late Careers and Retirement in Great Britain  15. Late Careers and Retirement in Canada  16. Late Careers and Retirement in the United States  17. Late Careers and Retirement in Italy  18. Late Careers and Retirement in Spain  19. Late Careers and Retirement in Times of Accelerating Social Change: Conclusions