Late-Career Risks in Changing Welfare States

Comparing Germany and the United States since the 1980s

Jan Paul Heisig

Jan Paul Heisig

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

285 pages | 6 x 9
Cloth $99.00 ISBN: 9789089646774 Will Publish January 2015 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
Motivated by ongoing debates over welfare state retrenchment and growing economic insecurity, this book compares the situation of older workers in Germany and the United States over the past three decades. Both nations are seeing a rise in insecurity for older workers, but the differences in support programs, pensions, and retirement options have led to differing outcomes for workers faced with early retirement or job loss.
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