Population ageing poses a huge challenge to law and society, carrying important structural and institutional implications. This book portrays elder law as an emerging research discipline in the European setting in terms of both conceptual and theoretical perspectives as well as elements of the law. Providing a deepened understanding of population ageing in terms of vulnerability, intergenerational conflict and solidarity, expert contributors highlight the necessity for a contextualized ageing concept. As well as offering a comparative analysis of active ageing policies across the EU, this book examines a range of topics including age discrimination in employment and the freedom of movement of EU citizens from the ageing individual's point of view. It also goes on to describe elder care developments, discussing the ageing individual's autonomy in relation to both traditional inheritance rights and growing instances of dementia. Timely and engaging, this book will appeal to academic scholars and students in relevant areas of law as well as those studying across the social sciences. Exploring a broad range of socio-legal issues in relation to demographic ageing, it will also inform legal practitioners and policymakers alike.
Includes index. Contributors include: M. Axmin, A. Blackham, C. Brokelind, J. Fudge, E. Holm, A. Inghammar, M. Katzin, M. Kullmann, T. Mattsson, P. Norberg, A. Numhauser-Henning, H. Pettersson, M. Rönnmar, E. Ryrstedt, K. Scott, E. Trolle Önnerfors, C. Ulander-Wänman, J.J. Votinius, A. Zbyszewska.
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Contents: Preface Part I: Introduction 1. Introduction / Ann Numhauser-Henning 2. Demographic developments and economic challenges in an ageing Europe / Kirk Scott Part II: Conceptual and theoretical perspectives 3. Dignity, disadvantage, and age: putting constitutional and fundamental rights to work for older workers / Judy Fudge 4. The elder law individual versus societal dichotomy - a European perspective / Ann Numhauser-Henning 5. Vulnerability and ageing / Titti Mattsson and Mirjam Katzin 6. Intergenerational aspects of elder law: conflict, solidarity - or ambivalence / Jenny Julén Votinius and Mia Rönnmar Part III: Elements of elder law 7. Equal treatment and age-discrimination - inside and outside working life / Ann Numhauser-Henning, Jenny Julén Votinius and Ania Zbyszewska 8. The rationales of government action on ageing and the extension of working lives / Alysia Blackham, Miriam Kullmann, Hanna Pettersson and Ania Zbyszewska 9. Employment protection and older workers / Mia Rönnmar, Miriam Kullmann, Ann Numhauser-Henning and Carin Ulander-Wänman 10. Prolonged working life and flexible retirement in public and occupational pension schemes / Andreas Inghammar, Cécile Brokelind and Per Norberg 11. Migrant pensioners - taxation and healthcare issues in the EU / Cécile Brokelind and Martina Axmin, 12. Legal approaches to private and public responsibilities for elder care / Hanna Pettersson and Mirjam Katzin 13. Perspectives on solidarity in social security, healthcare, and medical research / Titti Mattsson, Martina Axmin and Emma Holm 14. New legal conflicts in an old legal context. the law of inheritance and its challenges in the twentyfirst century in the perspective of the ageing individual / Elsa Trolle Önnerfors 15. Dementia and autonomy / Eva Ryrstedt Index.
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