Rethinking Risk and Ageing: Extending Working Lives

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/604429
Title:
Rethinking Risk and Ageing: Extending Working Lives
Authors:
Powell, Jason; Taylor, Paul J.
Abstract:
This paper critically examines the development of recent policy and theoretical issues concerning the ‘extension of working lives’ for older people in the United Kingdom. It grounds its analysis in ideas from the ‘risk society’ thesis (Beck, 1992) to explore how the matrix of population ageing, job and pension changes impinge on shifting emphasis on increasing the retirement age coupled with individualizing pensions from State provision to a focus on self-responsibility via private provision. This neo-liberal re-positioning of extending work and pension policy has implications for the management of risk for older people in the UK. The paper explores the impact of population ageing on Government ideas associated with social policy relating to extending working lives. It concludes with an assessment on the lessons policy makers and social policy analysts can learn from such shifts and impact on the social construction of age.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Powell, J. L., & Taylor, P. (2016). Rethinking risk and ageing: Extending working lives. Social Policy and Society, 15(4), 637-645. doi:10.1017/S1474746416000270
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
Social Policy and Society
Publication Date:
4-Jul-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/604429
DOI:
10.1017/S1474746416000270
Additional Links:
http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=SPS
Type:
Article
Language:
en
Description:
This article has been accepted for publication and will appear in a revised form, subsequent to peer review and/or editorial input by Cambridge University Press, in Social Policy and Society published by Cambridge University Press. Copyright Cambridge University Press.
ISSN:
1474-7464
EISSN:
1475-3073
Appears in Collections:
Social and Political Science

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dc.contributor.authorPowell, Jasonen
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Paul J.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-04-05T12:08:29Zen
dc.date.available2016-04-05T12:08:29Zen
dc.date.issued2016-07-04en
dc.identifier.citationPowell, J. L., & Taylor, P. (2016). Rethinking risk and ageing: Extending working lives. Social Policy and Society, 15(4), 637-645. doi:10.1017/S1474746416000270en
dc.identifier.issn1474-7464en
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S1474746416000270-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/604429en
dc.descriptionThis article has been accepted for publication and will appear in a revised form, subsequent to peer review and/or editorial input by Cambridge University Press, in Social Policy and Society published by Cambridge University Press. Copyright Cambridge University Press.en
dc.description.abstractThis paper critically examines the development of recent policy and theoretical issues concerning the ‘extension of working lives’ for older people in the United Kingdom. It grounds its analysis in ideas from the ‘risk society’ thesis (Beck, 1992) to explore how the matrix of population ageing, job and pension changes impinge on shifting emphasis on increasing the retirement age coupled with individualizing pensions from State provision to a focus on self-responsibility via private provision. This neo-liberal re-positioning of extending work and pension policy has implications for the management of risk for older people in the UK. The paper explores the impact of population ageing on Government ideas associated with social policy relating to extending working lives. It concludes with an assessment on the lessons policy makers and social policy analysts can learn from such shifts and impact on the social construction of age.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen
dc.relation.urlhttp://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=SPSen
dc.subjectAgeingen
dc.subjectemploymenten
dc.subjectRisken
dc.subjectpensionsen
dc.subjectSocial Policyen
dc.titleRethinking Risk and Ageing: Extending Working Livesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1475-3073en
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalSocial Policy and Societyen
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