Rethinking Risk and Ageing: Extending Working Lives

  • Jason L. Powell, Paul Taylor
  • Social Policy and Society, July 2016, Cambridge University Press
  • DOI: 10.1017/s1474746416000270

Risk, Ageing and the Extension of Working Lives

What is it about?

This article looks at recent social policy related to work and pensions has resulted in the extension of working lives of the UK population. Drawing from the risk society thesis, the article highlights the complex transition from State provision of a fixed term pension age to extension of working age - this has issues for the self-management of resources and pensions.

Why is it important?

It is important in exploring the impact on public policy and practice of complex transitions from a fixed retirement age to an extension of working lives.


Dr Jason L Powell
University of Chester

Jason Powell and Paul Taylor draw out the critical interconnections between theory (risk), public policy (extension of working lives) and practice (impact on older people and ageing populations).

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