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Paid Work Beyond Pension Age

Comparative Perspectives

  • Simone Scherger

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction: Paid Work Beyond Pension Age — Causes, Contexts, Consequences

  3. Country Cases

  4. Contexts

  5. Consequences

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 316-320

About this book


In many countries, the number of people working beyond pension age is increasing. This volume investigates this trend in seven different countries, examining the contexts of this development and the consequences of the shifting relationship between work and retirement.


old age retirement ageing pensions work employment life course aging globalization health labor market organization organizations participation unions

Editors and affiliations

  • Simone Scherger
    • 1
  1. 1.University of BremenGermany

About the editors

Karen M. Anderson, University of Southampton, UK Pietro Checcucci, Institute for the Development of the Vocational Training of Workers (ISFOL), Italy Mirko Di Rosa, Italian National Institute of Health and Science on Ageing (INRCA), Italy Theodore P. Gerber , University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA Steffen Hagemann, University of Bremen, Germany Björn Halleröd, University of Gothenburg, Sweden Anna Hokema, University of Bremen, Germany Harald Künemund, University of Vechta, Germany Giovanni Lamura, Italian National Institute of Health and Science on Ageing (INRCA), Italy Thomas Lux, University of Bremen, Germany Victor W. Marshall, Independent Scholar, USA Katey Matthews, University of Manchester, UK James Nazroo, University of Manchester, UK Andrea Principi, Italian National Institute of Health and Science on Ageing (INRCA), Italy Jonas Radl, Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain Jutta Schmitz, University Duisburg-Essen, Germany Klaus Schömann, Leibniz Centre for Lifelong Learning, Germany and Jacobs University Bremen, Germany Silke van Dyk, University of Kassel, Germany Ge Yu, Liaoning University, China, University of Bremen, Germany and Jacobs University Bremen, Germany

Bibliographic information


“Paid Work Beyond Pension Age – Comparative Perspectives is an important book for all those who are interested in social policy, employment and labour law, old age and ageing and social inequalities. It is not designed for members of the academic community alone, but it reaches a wider circle of readers where it resonates with the search for many answers that come from actual questions about paid work beyond pensionable age.” (Filip Bojic, European Journal of Social Security, Vol. 20 (4), December, 2018)

“The authors in Paid Work Beyond Pension Age: Comparative Perspectives make a significant contribution to these ongoing discussions by examining antecedence, context, and outcomes of labor market activity among older adults in England, Germany, United States, Italy, Sweden, Russia, and China. … I highly recommend this book.” (Ernest Gonzales, Gerontologist, Vol. 56 (3), June, 2016)

“One of the first books to examine this emerging phenomenon. It outlines the extent and characteristics of work after retirement and it ties the empirical evidence in with established theories.. … I found the book an interesting read which presents new insights. … Readers who are familiar with current arguments in ageing research may therefore, want to read the case studies only, whereas readers who are new to this topic would benefit from reading the entire volume.” (Kathrin Komp, Acta Sociologica, Vol. 59 (3), 2016)