ERIC Number: ED318846
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Growing Old in Sweden.
This document contains the bases of lectures delivered in Florida by a visiting Stockholm University sociology professor. The first chapter, "Growing Old in Sweden," includes information on the income, standard of living, and quality of services available to the elderly in that country. That information is presented within the changing context of the responsibilities of family, community, and state. A six-item bibliography accompanies the first chapter. The second chapter, "Older Workers and the Labor Market in Sweden" addresses older workers and the labor market. Special attention is given to the contrasting trends in labor force participation rates between male and female adults, the issue of what explains variations in early retirement rates, and governmental policies that impinge on older adults' labor force participation and their "decision" to retire early. This chapter includes six references. The third chapter, "Pension Policy in Sweden," explains the pension policy and summarizes its history and recent evolution. Among the issues discussed is the affordability of adequate pension benefits at a time of challenging demographic and economic developments. Six references are included in the third chapter. (CML)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Fringe Benefits, Gerontology, Labor Force, Older Adults, Older Workers, Reentry Workers, Retirement, Retirement Benefits
International Exchange Center on Gerontology, University of South Florida, P.O. Box 3208, Tampa, FL 33620 ($6.50).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Exchange Center on Gerontology, Tampa, FL.
Identifiers - Location: Sweden