Challenges of Active Ageing

Equality Law and the Workplace

  • Simonetta Manfredi
  • Lucy Vickers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. The Development of the Law at EU Level

  3. The Issue of Retirement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Jo Grady
      Pages 49-70
  4. The Challenges of Extending Working Lives

  5. The Perspectives of Workers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Karen Handley, Birgit den Outer
      Pages 209-230
    3. Leena Pundt, Jürgen Deller, Kenneth S. Shultz, Ulrike Fasbender
      Pages 231-253
  6. The Perspective from Practice

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 299-345

About this book


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. 


Human resource industrial relations life expectancy retirement employment occupational psychology

Editors and affiliations

  • Simonetta Manfredi
    • 1
  • Lucy Vickers
    • 2
  1. 1.Oxford Brookes UniversityOxfordUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Oxford Brookes UniversityOxfordUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-53249-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-53251-0
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