Retirement in Japan and Korea
The past, the present and the future of mandatory retirement
Edited by Masa Higo, Thomas Klassen
Routledge – 2015 – 256 pages
This book looks at retirement issues in Japan and South Korea in an era of population ageing. The book also outlines similarities between Japan and Korea as productivist regimes, which are distinct from countries characterized by liberal, corporatist-statist, and social democratic welfare capitalism. It also provides an overview and analysis on retirement in two countries and the future policy implications.
The book will be of use to those who wish to study retirement in these two countries for own research and policy making in counrties with ageing populations. The case studies provides invaluable insight to how these two countries reform their retirement policies.
1. Retirement in Japan and South Korea in an Era of Population Ageing, Masa Higo and Thomas Klassen 2. Japan and Korea as Productivist Welfare States, Sophia Seung-yoon Lee 3. Mandatory Retirement in Japan, Atushiro Yamada 4. Experiencing Mandatory Retirement in Japan, Masa Higo 5. Mandatory Retirement in Korea, Jeungkun Kim and Thomas Klassen 6. Experiencing Mandatory Retirement in Korea, Gung-A Shin 7. Retirement in China, Barbara McIntosh and Chun Zhang 8. Mandatory Retirement Abolished, George W. Leeson and Hafiz T.A. Khan 9. The Future of Retirement, Masa Higo and Thomas Klassen
Masa Higo is an assistant professor of sociology and social gerontology in the Department of Communication and Sociology at the University of Central Missouri, USA. His research focuses mainly on older worker, retirement, age-discrimination in the labor market, and pension reform from a cross-national comparative perspective with a special focus on the case of Japan.
Thomas Klassen is a professor in the Department of Political Science, and the School of Public Policy and Administration, at York University in Toronto, Canada. He is co-editor of, and contributor to, Korea's Retirement Predicament: The ageing tiger (Routledge 2014) and Retirement, Work and Pensions in Ageing Korea (Routledge 2010). He is author of Retirement in Canada (Oxford University Press 2013).