By K. Hamblin
This e-book explores the adoption of 'active getting older' rules by way of EU15 international locations and the impression on older peoples' paintings and retirement coverage innovations. guidelines tested comprise unemployment merits, lively labour industry rules, partial pension receipt, pension rules, early retirement and incentives for deferral.
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Additional info for Active Ageing in the European Union: Policy Convergence and Divergence
However, its core principles can be regarded thus: a focus on lifelong learning; policies to encourage working longer, retiring later; being active after retirement; and ﬁnally engaging in capacity enhancing and health sustaining activities (Commission of the European Communities, 2002). g. from a management post to an advisory post or coaching) or by taking up employment in a dependent company – At the level of society – To increase the employment rate of older workers will require society to think differently about the potential contribution of older workers; this will imply a tremendous change of mentalities – Promote a shift in public opinion through for instance advertisement campaigns (like in Nordic countries) (EC, 2004: 80).
These goals and active ageing by extension are also seen as a means to achieve the Lisbon strategy’s goal of 70% employment. 1 demonstrates, some EU15 nations had already exceeded the Stockholm target in 2001. 2 has been compiled from prescriptions in the technical annex of the 2006 EC report Adequate and Sustainable Pensions. 2 Policy divergence: The macro-level Explanations have been presented for the recent resurgence in the concept of active ageing in the previous chapter, and the EU’s interpretation has been outlined above.
The end of employment heralds the end of social ties and ushers in a period of potential isolation. Employment is a means of participating and contributing to society as well as a source of social identity; its cessation may lead to alienation. Thus the active ageing agenda can be seen as a response to the growing need for individuals to work longer to guarantee a secure and comfortable old age. 28 Active Ageing in the European Union Thus perhaps what is the most important consideration is the degree of choice individuals have regarding their commodiﬁcation, decommodiﬁcation or recommodiﬁcation.
Active Ageing in the European Union: Policy Convergence and Divergence by K. Hamblin