Older Workers in Transition

European Experiences in a Neoliberal Era

This collection explores a variety of job transitions for older people, including voluntary job moves, coming out of unemployment, temporary labour and passages into retirement. Each hears the voices of older workers and employers, and is positioned within the context of various European countries, with important lessons for future policy.

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More people are extending their working lives through necessity or choice in the context of increasingly precarious labour markets and neoliberalism. This book goes beyond the aggregated statistics to explore the lived experiences of older people attempting to make job transitions.

Drawing on the voices of older workers in a diverse range of European countries, leading scholars explore job redeployment and job mobility, temporary employment, unemployment, employment beyond pension age and transitions into retirement.

This book makes a major contribution and will be essential reading within a range of disciplines, including social gerontology, management, sociology and social policy.

David Lain is Senior Lecturer in Employment Studies at Newcastle University.

Sarah Vickerstaff is Professor of Work and Employment at the University of Kent.

Mariska van der Horst is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

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