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Series Banner   Rethinking Work, Ageing and Retirement

Rethinking Work, Ageing and Retirement series

Series Editors: David Lain, Newcastle University and Sarah Vickerstaff, University of Kent

Work and retirement in older age are undergoing radical change, with governments now actively promoting extended working lives. While the abolition of mandatory retirement ages in some countries has increased choice over retirement timing, changes to pensions have increased pressures to work longer across OECD countries. This changing context creates new opportunities for those who want to continue working, new challenges for organisations seeking to manage late careers, and new inequalities for disadvantaged groups forced to work longer.

Rethinking Work, Ageing and Retirement is an exciting new multidisciplinary series that is seeking book proposals to explore these developments. It will bring together researchers from a range of fields including management and organisational studies, gerontology, sociology, psychology and social policy, to explore the impact of extended working lives on older people and organisations. Areas we expect the series to cover include the management of older workers and their experiences in employment; the changing financial context of work and retirement; and the impact of health, technology, training, caring and volunteering on employment in older age. Authored and edited books of around 60,000 to 80,000 words will provide country-level and comparative analyses on these topics. The books will be of interest to academics, students and practitioners.

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Call for proposals

The publishing process begins with the submission of a formal proposal that can be made at any stage in the writing process: before starting the book, with a partial draft, or with a full draft manuscript in hand. After an initial assessment by the editorial board, each proposal will be peer reviewed by a minimum of two academic referees. If the book is commissioned for inclusion in the series, the final manuscript will again be peer reviewed before it is accepted for publication.

For further information on the series or submitting a proposal please contact the series editors David Lain and Sarah Vickerstaff.


Editorial Advisory Board

Chris Ball, Newcastle University, UK
Vanessa Beck, University of Bristol, UK
Matt Flynn, University of Hull, UK
Liam Foster, University of Sheffield, UK
Jenny Head, University College London, UK
Kene Henkes, Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute, Netherlands
Masa Higo, Kyushu University, Japan
Dirk Hofäcker, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Martin Hyde, Swansea University, UK
Anne Inga Hilssen, FAFO, Norway
Clary Krekula, Karlstadt University, Sweden
Aine ni Leime, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
Wendy Loretto, University of Edinburgh, UK
Tove Midtsundstad, FAFO, Norway
Emma Parry, Cranfield University, UK
Marcie Pitt- Catsouphes, Boston College, USA
Debora Price, University of Manchester, UK
Andrea Principi, INRCA - National Institute of Health & Science on Ageing, Italy
Simone Scherger, University of Bremen, Germany
Debra Street, University at Buffalo, USA
Philip Taylor, Federation University, Australia