Re-writing social policy and changes within the life course organisation. A European perspective
Authors: Guillemard AM
Source: Canadian Journal on Aging (Revue Canadienne Du Vieillissement) :441-464.
Abstract: A move towards early retirement for Europeans appears to be based on social assistance mechanisms rather than old age security and not due to a simple earlier retirement age. Disability and employment insurance assists older workers. European social security remains essentially unchanged with risks and logistics of management intertwined. There is a reorganization underway regarding matters related to aging workers. One of the implications is that the tripartite life course which important life changes are marked by milestones is disappearing. It is being replaced by a flexibility for managing the end of the life course. This change requires rethinking the social protection system as far as reducing the distinct ternary division for life. The very concepts of retirement and social transfers for definitive inactivity are no longer relevant. (CIRRIE Abstract)
Institution: UNIV PARIS 01, CTR ETUD MOUVEMENTS SOCIAUX, PANTHEON SORBONNE, 54 BLVD RASPAIL, F-75006 PARIS, FRANCE.