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Age And Inequality

Diverse Pathways Through Later Life, 1st Edition

By Angela O'rand, John C Henretta


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In the United States, older populations exhibit the highest levels of economic inequality of all age groups. Across all advanced societies, the inequalities observed in older populations stem from structural and individual processes that differentiate the life courses of women and men and yield distinctive patterns of economic inequality in adultho

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Cohorts, Inequality, and Social Change -- Pathways to Inequality: Intracohort Differentiation over the Life Course -- Asynchronous Lives: The Normal Life Course and Its Variations -- Pathways to Retirement: The Timing of Retirement -- Labor Markets and Occupational Welfare in the United States -- U.S. Labor Force Participation Trends in Comparative Perspective -- Aging in the Welfare State: Strategic Cross-National Comparisons of Life Course Variability and Inequality -- Conclusion: The Future of the Age-Structured Life Course

About the Authors

Angela M. O'Rand is professor of sociology at Duke University. John C. Henretta is professor of sociology at the University of Florida.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General