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Ages, Generations and the Social Contract

The Demographic Challenges Facing the Welfare State

Editors: Véron, Jacques, Pennec, Sophie, Légaré, Jacques (Eds.)

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  • Highly applicable material to students of social forms in the developed world focuses on similarities and specificities inside Europe and between Europe and North America
  • Important and relevant ‘life cycle’ approach within each generation, taking into account the dynamics of an intergenerational context
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Our societies are ageing. The Family is changing. Labour force behaviour is evolving. How is the organisation of family and collective solidarity adapting in this context of longer life spans, low fertility, and work that is simultaneously scarce and abundant?

The welfare states are currently facing three main challenges: ensure satisfactory living conditions for the elderly without increasing the cost burden on the active population, reduce social inequality, and maintain equity between successive generations. In this book, researchers from different countries compare their experiences and offer contrasting views on the future of social protection. They consider the theoretical aspects of the intergenerational debate, relations between generations within the family, the living standards of elderly people, and the question of social time.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Demographic Change, Welfare, and Intergenerational Transfers: A Global Overview

    Pages 17-43

    Lee, Ronald D.

  • Demographic Context of the Social Contract in Developed Countries: Unity and Diversity

    Pages 45-58

    Véron, Jacques (et al.)

  • Economics of the Intergenerational Debate: Normative, Accounting and Political Viewpoints

    Pages 61-104

    Masson, André

  • Reorganizing the Activity Cycle: The Stakes in a New Social Contract

    Pages 105-113

    Perret, Bernard

  • Social Contract and Age at Retirement: Some Elements of a Franco-American Comparison

    Pages 115-153

    Aubert, Patrick (et al.)

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eBook 128,39 €
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Hardcover 166,39 €
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Softcover 166,39 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ages, Generations and the Social Contract
Book Subtitle
The Demographic Challenges Facing the Welfare State
Editors
  • Jacques Véron
  • Sophie Pennec
  • Jacques Légaré
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-5973-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-5973-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-5972-8
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7493-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 390
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