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Challenges of Active Ageing: Equality Law and the Workplace

Edited by: Simonetta Manfredi, Lucy Vickers

ISBN13: 9781137532497
Published: July 2016
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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This edited collection takes a multi-disciplinary approach to the 'Active Ageing' agenda to enable readers to consider the implications of this phenomenon for the law, the workplace, and for working lives from a holistic perspective.

Challenges of Active Ageing brings together academics working throughout Europe from different disciplines including law, industrial relations, human resource management and occupational psychology to explore and debate the challenges of the 'Active Ageing' agenda for equality law and management practice.

Also including shorter contributions from law, human resource management, trade union and other practitioners, this book aims to fully reflect how organizations can adjust their practices to respond to the challenge of an aging population and extended working lives.

Employment Law
Part 1
The Legal Framework.
Chapter 1 The CJEU and age discrimination: addressing the double bind for age equality (Professor Frank Hendrickx).
Chapter 2 A freedom under supervision
the EU Court and compulsory retirement age (Alvaro Oliveira).
Part 2
Deregulation of retirement.
Chapter 3 Retirement and the pension crisis (Jo Grady).
Chapter 4 Meeting the challenges of active ageing in the UK: Is the abolition of mandatory retirement the answer? A case study of the approach of retirement in the UK (Simonetta Manfredi and Lucy Vickers).
Part 3
The challenges of extending working lives.
Chapter 5 Intersectionality of age and gender in labour law (Jenny Julen Votinius).
Chapter 6 Strategic challenges for social partners
a case study on the Italian experience (Luciana Guaglianone and Fabio Ravelli).
Chapter 7 Older workers in the nursing profession: Will they stay or will they go? (Nicola Johnson and Simonetta Manfredi).
Chapter 8 Emerging options for extending working lives: results of a Delphi study (Alysia Blackham).
Part 4
Older Workers perspectives on extending working lives.
Chapter 9 Extended working lives: what do older employees want? (Wendy Loretto).
Chapter 10 Work and careers: perspectives from knowledge workers aged 48
58. (Karen Handley and Birgit den Outer).
Chapter 11 Function, flexibility and responsibility
differences in former professional jobs and post
retirement activities among retirees in Germany (Leena Pundt, Jurgen Dell, Kenneth S Shultz and Ulrike Fasbender).
Part 5
Extending Working lives in practice.
Chapter 12 Managing older workers in a local authority: The case of Oxford City Council (Bob Price).
Chapter 13 What scope for an Employer justified retirement age? A view from practice (Saphieh Ashtiany).
Chapter 14 Extending working lives
a trade union perspective (Sally Brett).
Chapter 15 'Changing Step': The transition from the Regular Army to civilian life and work (Vincent Connelly).