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Elder Law

Evolving European Perspectives Edited by Ann Numhauser-Henning, Professor of Private Law, Faculty of Law, Lund University, Sweden
The ageing population 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.
Extent: 432 pp
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Publication Date: 2017
ISBN: 978 1 78536 908 7
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  • Law - Academic
  • European Law
  • Health Law
  • Human Rights
  • Law and Society
  • Labour, Employment Law
  • Social Policy and Sociology
  • Ageing
  • Welfare States
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.
‘At a time when Western countries are increasingly preoccupied with the challenges posed by an ageing population, few legal scholars have turned their attention to the multiplicity of issues raised by ageing. The Norma Elder Law Research Environment is the honorable exception. Bringing together writers from a variety of legal disciplines and backgrounds, this timely collection examines the key issues associated with an ageing population in an innovative and thought-provoking manner.’
– Catherine Barnard, Professor of EU Law and Employment Law, University of Cambridge, UK

‘This anthology can be recommended to scholars as well as to policy makers who are in search of underlying patterns (and the complex interplay with each other) when it comes to recent policy and legal trends regarding the elderly in Europe.’
– European Journal of Social Security
Contributors: 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

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 Twenty-first Century in the Perspective of the Ageing Individual
Elsa Trolle Önnerfors

15. Dementia and Autonomy
Eva Ryrstedt

Index