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 — a socio-medical study of 244 men
Author(s)I M Richardson
Journal titleReprinted from: Scottish Medical Journal, vol 1, 1956
Pagespp 381-391
KeywordsActivities of older people ; Retirement ; Health [elderly] ; Social characteristics [elderly] ; Social surveys ; Aberdeen.
AnnotationThe main aims of the survey of a sample of pensioner residents in Aberdeen were to define in more detail why people retire, especially on medical grounds, to examine the re-employment potential of those already retired, and to investigate the use made of retirement. Just over half of the group had a disability of occupational significance, commonest of which were heart disease, arthritis and bronchitis. Retirement had most frequently been due to ill-health or action by the employer, but the pattern of cause varied with age and social class. Roughly half of the wholly retired men had not found a contented way of life. In contrast, those doing part-time work were generally satisfied with their compromise between full-time employment and complete retirement. The role of financial need, attitudes to re-employment, the activities of those retired, and data on on living arrangements and family relationships are also covered. (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-930804137 A
ClassmarkG: G3: CC: F: 3F: 9ND *

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