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Active Ageing and Labour Law

Contributions in honour of Professor Roger Blanpain

Book | 1st edition 2012 | Europe | Frank Hendrickx

This book deals with active ageing and labour law and is dedicated to professor Roger Blanpain at the occasion of his 80th anniversary. For the European Union, active ageing means growing old in good health and as a full member of society, feeling more fulfilled in our jobs, more independent in our daily lives and more involved as citizens. For labour law, it covers a wide variety of issues, such as age discrimination in recruitment and selection, seniority rules, pay and working conditions, or modern concepts such as work-life balance, involving working time regulations and adjustments made for older people in order to allow them to stay on the labour market. In this book, leading scholars share their insights on the role of labour law in an ageing society. The book has a focus on Europe, both the European Union as well as the Member States. However, in the tradition of Blanpain’s school of thought, a global mindset is used, including comparative work, a perspective from the United States, as well as an interdisciplinary understanding of labour law and active ageing.

About the book
‘[A] useful contribution for researchers with an interest in comparative approaches to an ageing workforce. For those new to the challenges facing older workers, the volume provides a broad overview of existing legislation, case law and demographic trends. However, even for those well acquainted with this area of law, the book provides some surprising insights into the level of legal diversity in different member states, and usefully summarises domestic materials for an English-speaking audience.’
Alysia Blackham in 2013 Industrial Law Journal 298

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Type of product Book
Format Hardback
EAN / ISSN 9781780681245
Series name Social Europe Series
Weight 700 g
Status Available
Number of pages xiv + 320 p.
Access to exercice No
Publisher Intersentia
Language English
Publication Date Nov 6, 2012
Available on Jurisquare No
Available on Strada Belgique No
Available on Strada Europe No
Available on Strada Luxembourg No


  • Table of Contents
  • Age and European Employment Discrimination Law
    Frank Hendrickx
  • “Active Ageing” and the Limits of Labour Law
    Alan Neal
  • An Aged Working Time Directive for an Ageing Society. Revising for a Work-Life Balance Approach
    Sarah De Groof
  • Age as a Justifiable Reason for Employees’ Differentiation?
    Andrzej Swiatkowski
  • Age Discrimination Law – A Perspective from the USA
    Alvin Goldman
  • Active Ageing and Labour Law in Belgium
    Christiaan Engels
  • Active Ageing and Labour Law in France
    Jacques Rojot
  • Active Ageing and Labour Law in Germany
    Manfred Weiss
  • Active Ageing and Labour Law in Sweden
    Birgitta Nystrom
  • Active Ageing and Labour Law in the Netherlands
    Antoine Jacobs
  • Active Ageing and Labour Law in the United Kingdom
    Alan Neal
  • Labour Law, Social Norms and the Early Retirement Decision. An Empirical Study
    Daniela Skugor, Ruud Muffels, Ton Wilthagen
  • About the Contributors