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Title: The (performance) management of retirement and the limits of individual choice
Authors: Beck, Vanessa
Williams, G.
First Published: 6-Mar-2015
Publisher: SAGE Publications for British Sociological Association
Citation: Work, Employment and Society, 2015, 29 (2), pp 267-277
Abstract: The removal of the default retirement age in the UK has been broadly welcomed as the disposal of an age-discriminatory measure. It is argued here that a focus on formal equality has been at the expense of a more critical analysis of the employment relations consequences. The central role given to performance measurement allows employers considerable discretion over when employees retire and the scope for bargained outcomes in the new regime is limited. This may be to the detriment of older workers and will have implications for the workforce as a whole. Equality, in other words, may come at the expense of a broader conception of fairness.
DOI Link: 10.1177/0950017014559963
ISSN: 0950-0170
eISSN: 1469-8722
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © 2014, SAGE Publications. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s archiving policy available on the SHERPA/RoMEO website.
Description: The file associated with this record is embargoed until 12 months after the date of publication. The final published version may be available through the links above.
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