Entering the retirement zone: How much choice do individuals have

Vickerstaff, S. (2006) Entering the retirement zone: How much choice do individuals have. Social Policy and Society, 5 (4). pp. 507-519. ISSN 1474-7464. (Access to this publication is restricted)

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Abstract

Traditionally the factors affecting retirement are correlated with individual difference variables such as level of income, health issues and caring responsibilities. Studies have shown how these factors interact to predict the individual retirement process. However, the demand-side factors which structure opportunities for older workers have been somewhat less studied. This paper explores the employer role in retirement. By investigating the experience of employees and retirees from three organisations this article demonstrates that the employing organisation’s policies and practices are key to understanding retirement transitions. In the conclusion the impact of forthcoming age discrimination legislation is considered.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Social Policy
Depositing User: Sarah Vickerstaff
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2008 12:52
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2011 23:53
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/6681 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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