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The Resource The future for older workers : new perspectives, edited by Wendy Loretto, Sarah Vickerstaff and Phil White, (electronic book)

The future for older workers : new perspectives, edited by Wendy Loretto, Sarah Vickerstaff and Phil White, (electronic book)

Label
The future for older workers : new perspectives
Title
The future for older workers
Title remainder
new perspectives
Statement of responsibility
edited by Wendy Loretto, Sarah Vickerstaff and Phil White
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book provides a much-needed introductory guide to the issues surrounding pension policy, not just in the UK but worldwide, and offers a critique of some of the dominant ideas and assumptions. Noting the intense debate that currently surrounds the subject, the book explores a wider view of the continuing issues about pension policy. It draws attention to an ideological 'fault-line' running through pensions policy, between a dominant view of pensions as deferred earnings on the one hand and a view of them as providers of an adequate income to enable elderly people to participate fully in society on the other. It argues for more attention to that second perspective, as an aspect of the search for a satisfactory work/life balance. Critical of the many 'quick fix' approaches to the topic, the author attacks 'the demographic time bomb thesis' for its crude assumptions about the future burden of the old and exposes naive assumptions about what can be achieved by pension funding. "Policy and Politics in the Twenty-first Century" is an exciting series that offers a guide through some of today's most hotly contested policy issues by distinguished leaders in the field. Each book untangles current policy debates, looking behind the rhetoric and spin to discover what is at the core of contemporary political agendas. The authors present their own perspectives and make recommendations for what could - or should - be our priorities for future policy reform
Cataloging source
UtOrBLW
Dewey number
331.398
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HD6279
LC item number
.F88 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Loretto, Wendy
  • Vickerstaff, Sarah
  • White, Phil
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Older people
Label
The future for older workers : new perspectives, edited by Wendy Loretto, Sarah Vickerstaff and Phil White, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
PPO00260
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 237 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781447303800
Lccn
2008357069
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The future for older workers : new perspectives, edited by Wendy Loretto, Sarah Vickerstaff and Phil White, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
PPO00260
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 237 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781447303800
Lccn
2008357069
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
ill.
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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