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

Áine Ní Léime, Debra Street, Sarah Vickerstaff, Clary Krekula, and Wendy Loretto


This book provides a critical discussion of extended working life theory and policy from an international perspective. It discusses policy, practice and employment and pensions patterns in seven countries, Australia, Ireland, Germany, Portugal, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States from gender and life course perspectives. Raising retirement ages appear to work on the assumption that there is appropriate employment available for people who are expected to retire later. This book challenges this assumption, along with the gender-neutral way the expectation for extending working lives ... More

Keywords: extended working life, gender, international perspectives, pensions, employment policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781447325116
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447325116.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Áine Ní Léime, editor
National University of Ireland Galway

Debra Street, editor
State University of New York at Buffalo

Sarah Vickerstaff, editor
University of Kent

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Part One: Gendering later life work: empirical, theoretical and policy issues

Part Two: Extended working life in seven OECD countries

Six Extended working life, gender and precarious work in Ireland

Áine Ní Léime, Nata Duvvury and Caroline Finn

Eight Sweden: an extended working life policy that overlooks gender considerations

Clary Krekula, Lars-Gunnar Engström and Aida Alvinius

Part Three: Conclusion

Eleven Gendered and extended work: research and policy needs for work in later life

Sarah Vickerstaff, Debra Street, Áine Ní Léime and Clary Krekula

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