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Retirement in Japan and Korea

The past, the present and the future of mandatory retirement

Edited by Masa Higo, Thomas R. Klassen

Routledge – 2015 – 256 pages

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    978-1-13-802569-1
    May 29th 2015
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Description

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.

Contents

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

Author Bio

Masa Higo is an associate professor of sociology and social gerontology at Kyushu University in Japan. His research focuses on older worker labor force participation, retirement patterns, and experiences of age discrimination in the labour market in East Asia, particularly in 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).

Name: Retirement in Japan and Korea: The past, the present and the future of mandatory retirement (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by Masa Higo, Thomas R. Klassen. 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,...
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