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Employers and the management of retirement

Vickerstaff, Sarah, Cox, Jennie, Keen, Linda (2003) Employers and the management of retirement. Social Policy & Administration, 37 (3). pp. 271-287. ISSN 0144-5596. (doi:Employers and the management of retirement) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:6685)

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Abstract

In the UK early withdrawal from the labour market is seen as a risk and a cost, worsening the

expenditure over the longer term. Explanations of the retirement process have focused on the welfare

missing actor in these accounts is the employing organization. Early retirement in the UK has

encourage older workers to take early retirement. There is a case for arguing that significant change

This research is a case study of three employers: one public-sector and two commercial. It examines

indicate that employers, in order to reduce their pensions liabilities and stem the cost of early

they experienced little choice concerning their retirement, had limited knowledge of the options open

to them and found pensions complicated and confusing.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: Employers and the management of retirement
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Social Policy
Depositing User: Sarah Vickerstaff
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2008 22:32 UTC
Last Modified: 06 May 2020 03:01 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/6685 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Vickerstaff, Sarah: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2572-3582
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