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Working Life

Never before has the human population grown so rapidly and never before has it aged so quickly. At a conference in Warsaw organised by the Warsaw School of Economics and Population Europe, politicians, scientists, and NGOs discussed facts, myths, and action plans on active ageing. [...]
Topics: Riding the Demographic Wave - Can Human Capital Development Substitute Consequences of Ageing? Developing Human Capital of the Adult Population: The Challenge of Life-Long Learning Active Ageing of the European Baby-Boomers Living Longer, Working Longer – How Pension Systems Support Postponement of Retirement In collaboration with the Warsaw School of Economics [...]
This book, edited by Sonja Drobnič and Ana M. Guillén, addresses tensions between work and private life. The amount of time spent on work, nature and design of the job, and working conditions in general influence the degree to which people are able to combine work and other important parts of life, such as family, care and social life. The eleven chapters of this volume explore job quality, job security, working conditions and time-use patterns of individuals and households. They also look at institutional contexts, such as family policy and other country characteristics. [...]

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