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The social construction of retirement among professionals 50-60 years old
Author(s)David A Karp
Journal titleThe Gerontologist, vol 29, no 6, December 1989
Pagespp 750-760
KeywordsAttitudes to retirement ; Middle aged ; Professional workers ; United States of America.
AnnotationThe range of images held about retirement among a group of professional American men and women aged 50-60 is documented. The decade of the fifties is a point of transition in the development of professionals' consciousness about retirement. Examined are the work contingencies influencing whether respondents anticipate retirement positively. Those who have unfinished agendas at work, have high job satisfaction, perceive retirement as financially unfeasible, and retain their health are least likely to anticipate retirement favourably. (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-900503022
ClassmarkG7:DP: SE: T7: 7T

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