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Author Henke, Julia,
Title Revisiting economic vulnerability in old age : low income and subjective experiences among Swiss pensioners / Julia Henke.
Imprint Cham : Springer, [2020]

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Author Henke, Julia,
Series Life course research and social policies, 2211-7784 ; volume 11.
Life course research and social policies ; v. 11. 2211-7784.
Subject Older people -- Switzerland -- Economic conditions.
Elderly poor -- Switzerland -- Economic conditions.
Retirees -- Switzerland -- Economic conditions.
Old age pensions -- Switzerland.
Description 1 online resource (x, 326 pages : illustrations).
Note Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral)--Universite Geneve, 2016.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Note Online resource; description based on the PDF file from the ProQuest's website (viewed on 12 June, 2020).
Contents 1. Theoretical framework -- 2. Research design -- 3. Prevalence of economic vulnerability among Swiss pensioners -- 4. The self-assessed measure of economic vulnerability -- 5. The perceived measure of economic vulnerability -- 6. discussion and Conclusion.
Summary This book offers an interdisciplinary analysis of the experience of economic vulnerability among older adults. Drawing on various fields ranging from happiness, economics to stress research, it integrates assessments from objective and subjective measurement perspectives. The book offers nuanced insights into prevalent experiences of low economic quality of life in wealthy countries, using empirical data from Switzerland. A sample of some 1500 adults aged 65-84 is taken as the basis for a systematic comparison of the demographic and socioeconomic characteristics of three - overlapping - groups of potentially vulnerable pensioners: those who are income-poor (objective measure), those who report difficulties making ends meet (subjectively self-assessed measure) and those who worry about not having enough money for current expenses (subjectively perceived measure). Theoretical and empirical evidence is offered for the distinctiveness of the two subjective indicators, one of which assesses the experience of economic strain while the other captures the individuals response in terms of stress. The conceptual contribution of this research includes a typology of economic vulnerability: eight distinct profiles emerge at the intersection of the objective, self-assessed and perceived measures. These profiles correspond to specific risk constellations, and they reflect varying degrees of human agency in dealing with economic vulnerability.
ISBN 9783030363239 (eBook)
3030363236 (eBook)
3030363228 (print)
9783030363222 (print)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-030-36
OCLC # 1158428921
Additional Format Print version: Henke, Julia. Revisiting economic vulnerability in old age. Cham : Springer, 2020 9783030363222 (OCoLC)1126671812.

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