Well-Being and Extended Working Life A Gender Perspective
Most European countries have experienced labour market reforms at varying times leading to extended working life and a postponement of retirement age. This book provides a gender perspective on the impact of extended working life on the different dimensions of well-being, the factors which can limit extended working life, and the working conditions of older workers.
Over the course of 11 chapters the book explores factors that can limit access to paid work or affect working conditions for older workers, including care for dependent individuals, negative stereotypes surrounding aged workers and poor health. It also investigates differences in working conditions for older workers by gender compared to other groups of workers and across European countries including case-studies from Austria, France, Spain, Poland, Croatia, Albania and Turkey.
It will be of interest to all scholars and students of social policy, sociology, gender studies and labour studies more broadly.
Chapter One - Introduction to Well-being and Extended Working Life: A Gender Perspective
Tindara Addabbo, Patricia Carney, Áine Ní Léime, Jeroen Spijker and Siniša Zrinščak
Chapter Two - Extended Working Life in Austria and the EU 28 – How Do Gender, Health and Life Satisfaction Relate to Longer Working Life? What Else Matters?
Chapter Three - The Discrepancy Between Actual and Preferred Work and Working Hours. Proposing a Triple-A Approach to Understand Employment and Time Constraints in the 'Rush Hour' and 'Autumn' of Working Life
Barbara Haas, Michaela Kobler-Weiß and Adila Sahbegovic
Chapter Four - The Working Conditions of Older Workers in Comparative Perspective
Thierry Rossier, Nicky Le Feuvre, Jacques-Antoine Gauthier and Boris Wernli
Chapter Five - The Impact of Age and Perceived Age Discrimination on Job Satisfaction and Mental Health Tindara Addabbo and Elena Sarti
Chapter Six - Assessment of Extended Working Life in Albania on Various Dimensions of Well-Being From a Gender Perspective
Merita (Vaso) Xhumari and Megi Xhumari
Chapter Seven - Care for Dependent People and Extending Working Life in Poland
Justyna Wiktorowicz, Izabela Warwas and Piotr Szukalski
Chapter Eight - The Relationship Between Self-rated Health and Employment During the Recent Economic Crisis; The Case of Spain
Antía Domínguez-Rodríguez, Jeroen Spijker and Amand Blanes-Llorens
Chapter Nine - Decision to Extend Working Life in Turkey and its Relation to Subjective Well-being: A Qualitative Analysis from a Gender Perspective
Hande Barlin, Nilufer Korkmaz Yaylagul and Murat Anil Mercan
Chapter Ten - Gender Differences in Working Conditions in France
Sabrina Aouici, Jim Ogg and Julie Rochut
Chapter Eleven - (Active) Ageing, Gender and Social Policy Reforms: The Case of Pension and Eldercare Reforms in Croatia
Ivana Dobrotić and Siniša Zrinščak