|Description:||The book brings together experts from 11 European countries, the United States and Japan to demonstrate the variety of ways in which the general idea of “Active Ageing” has been put into practice both at the policy as well as at the enterprise level. The different nation-specific constellations are then systematically compared to recent trends in older workers’ employment, thus allowing for an evaluation of the relative effectiveness of different “policy mixes” in promoting longer working life. Particular attention is paid not only to the general aggregate trend but also to the development in social inequalities among the older workforce, that is, the question who might be winners and losers of the recent policy shift. As such, the book is of substantial interest not only to scientists in social, economic and political science, but also to policy makers, union and employer representatives and practitioners in promoting older workers’ employment. It is our sincere hope that the book will steer a lively, critical and fruitful debate about the development and consequences of active ageing policies, both negative and positive|
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