Challenges of Aging

Pensions, Retirement and Generational Justice

  • Cornelius Torp

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Demographic Aging as a Challenge to Modern Societies

  3. The Multiple Facets of Population Aging

  4. Pension Systems under Pressure

  5. Retirement and the Changing Images of Old Age

  6. The Problem of Generational Justice

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 289-295

About this book


Population ageing is among the most important developments of our time. This book explores the profound challenges faced by an aging world. Leading experts from diverse disciplines describe the fundamental impact demographic aging has on pension systems, on the concepts of retirement and old age, and on the balance of generational justice.


Ageing demography population pensions pension reform retirement old age generational justice generational equity health aging Aging societies Baby Boom Baby boomers Generation Habitus innovation Institution politics

Editors and affiliations

  • Cornelius Torp
    • 1
  1. 1.University of AugsburgGermany

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