Message posted on 12/10/2021

CFP Handbook of Inequalities in Later Life (Edward Elgar) - retirement mobilities

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Seeking contributions to the=C2=A0Handbookof Inequalities in Later Life

Editors: Dr Catherine Earl PhD and DrPhilip Taylor Phd FGSA


Thishandbook will be published by Edward Elgar Publishing as part of its Ag= eing,Work and Welfare Series. The volume aims to include around 25 chapters= of originalempirical research from any relevant discipline including inter= disciplinarywork and analyses of professional practice cases and examples. = Ethnographicallyrich chapters that speak to policy challenges are very welc= ome.=20

Amidmuch international debate about the economic and social implications of= increasing longevity and efforts to promote successful ageing this book wil= l beconcerned with the influence of cumulative advantage and disadvantage o= npeople=E2=80=99s later life transitions and outcomes, with a focus on issu= es ofemployment, retirement, wealth, morbidity and mortality. The book will= considerwho will be the winners and losers in the global longevity race an= d how publicpolicy will need to be reshaped in response. Chapters will focu= s on education,race and ethnicity, gender, occupational history and geograp= hy as factors thatmay determine how successful people are at ageing. We aim= to cover a broad rangeof contexts from around the world.=20

Inparticular, we are interested to hear from prospective authors of empiric= ally richstudies that address complexities of systemic inequalities for age= ingpopulations, including ageing populations within demographically young c= ountriesor communities. We envisage chapters approaching intersections of i= nequalities andageing from a range of perspectives and disciplines.

We areseeking contributions of approximately 5000 words that relate to the = following themesand would be pleased to discuss other ideas from potential = contributors.=20

-- firstnations, ethnic minority and migrant communities including cross-cu= ltural,intercultural, etc

-- under-representedor socially marginalised groups and communities such as= LGBTIQ+, non-binary, religiousminorities, childless people and others

-- peopleliving with congenital, acquired or age-related dis/ability, menta= l illness, chronicillness, end-of-life care

-- diverseworkers, such as high skill, low skill, informal and migrant labo= ur, debt slavesand gig workers

-- retirementmobility such as =E2=80=98grey nomads=E2=80=99, transnational = retirement, international medicaltourism, etc

-- prisoners,detainees, patients and inmates of other institutional setting= s

-- sociallyvulnerable people, for example in rural or remote locations, hom= eless,stateless, unemployed, widowed and lonely

Weencourage authors to identify relevant policy gaps and to consider thecum= ulative effect of mainstream policy challenges, such as historical racialpo= licies, gender pay gap, digital divide or unconscious bias, on economicsecu= rity, longevity and inequalities in later life.=20

We particularlywelcome contributions from first nations, minority, disabled= , LGBTIQ+,non-binary and under-represented scholars and authors.

Abstractsare being collected the end of October 2021. Contributions will be= required bythe end of February 2022 and the book will be published by the = end of 2022.

Pleasecontact Catherine Earl ( or Philip Taylor = ( to discuss a potential contribution andfo= r more information.

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