Globalization, Uncertainty and Late Careers in Society

Edited by Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Sandra Buchholz, Dirk Hofäcker

© 2006 – Routledge

384 pages

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About the Book

Globalization has been strongly shaping and transforming both national economies and individual careers in recent decades. These profound changes have had significant consequences for individual careers of men and women both during and after their employment career. This impressive new collection focuses on the effects of the globalization process on late-midlife workers and the exit from employment – a relationship that has up to now mostly been neglected in social science literature on aging and employment.

The research documented within these pages poses several important questions:

* Has globalization produced fundamental shifts in late-midlife workers’ labor market participation and late careers?

* What transformations in old age career mobility can we observe?

* How are these transformations filtered by different national institutional settings?

With an impressive array of contributions, this volume will interest students and academics involved in the study of sociology, welfare and globalization.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Late Careers and Retirement in Times of Accelerating Social Change: An Introduction 2. Late Careers and Retirement in International Comparison 3. Public Attitudes to Retirement in Times of Accelerating Social Change 4. Late Careers and Retirement in Germany 5. Late Careers and Retirement in the Netherlands 6. Late Careers and Retirement in Sweden 7. Late Careers and Retirement in Denmark 8. Late Careers and Retirement in Norway 9. Late Careers and Retirement in Hungary 10. Late Careers and Retirement in Estonia 11. Late Careers and Retirement in the Czech Republic 12. Late Careers and Retirement in Poland 13. Late Careers and Retirement in Slovenia 14. Late Careers and Retirement in Great Britain 15. Late Careers and Retirement in Canada 16. Late Careers and Retirement in the United States 17. Late Careers and Retirement in Italy 18. Late Careers and Retirement in Spain 19. Late Careers and Retirement in Times of Accelerating Social Change: Conclusions

About the Editors

Hans-Peter Blossfield is Professor of Sociology at the University of Bamberg, Germany.

Sandra Buchholz is a Researcher in Sociology at the University of Bamberg, Germany.

Dirk Hofäcker is a Researcher in Sociology at the University of Bamberg, Germany.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in Sociology

This series presents cutting-edge developments and debates within the field of sociology. It provides a broad range of case studies and the latest theoretical perspectives, while covering a variety of topics, theories and issues from around the world. It is not confined to any particular school of thought.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL013000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Labor & Industrial Relations
POL033000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Globalization
SOC026000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General