© 1993

Age, Work and Social Security

  • A. B. Atkinson
  • Martin Rein

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Retirement

  3. Well-being of the Retired

  4. Policy Issues

  5. A Summing Up

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 341-341
    2. Ralf Jacob
      Pages 357-364
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 365-374

About this book


One of the most important changes in industrialised societies is the trend to early retirement. This volume is concerned with early exit from employment, the well-being of the early retired, and the policy issues raised. The topics include trends in the health of the elderly, disability insurance, pension policy, gender disparities, minimum standards in old age, and the harmonisation of pension schemes. The volume is cross-country in its coverage and cross-disciplinary in its approach.


employment health insurance social security trends well-being

Editors and affiliations

  • A. B. Atkinson
    • 1
  • Martin Rein
    • 2
  1. 1.University of CambridgeUK
  2. 2.Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyUSA

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