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Reconstructing Retirement: Work and Welfare in the UK and USA

David Lain


Retirement is being ‘reconstructed’, with the UK following the US path of abolishing mandatory retirement and increasing state pension ages. This timely book assesses prospects for work and retirement at age 65-plus in the UK and US. Part 1 explores the shifting ‘policy logics’ in both countries that increase both the need and opportunities to work past age 65. For the UK this represents a shift away from a ‘paternalistic’ policy logic, closer to a US ‘self-reliance’ model. Part 2 presents an original comparative statistical analysis on the factors influencing employment at this age. This is b ... More

Keywords: employment after age 65, increasing state pension ages, mandatory retirement, late careers, future of retirement, self-reliance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781447326175
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447326175.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David Lain, author
University of Brighton

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