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Uncertain futures: Organisational influences on the transition from work to retirement

Phillipson, Chris, Shepherd, Sue, Robinson, Mark, Vickerstaff, Sarah (2018) Uncertain futures: Organisational influences on the transition from work to retirement. Social Policy and Society, 18 (3). pp. 335-350. ISSN 1474-7464. (doi:10.1017/S1474746418000180) (KAR id:67096)

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Abstract

The promotion of extended working life has created a period of uncertainty between the ending of work and the beginning of retirement. This period of the life course is now ‘open-ended’ in respect of whether older workers decide to remain in employment or leave working. However, the choices available are framed within public policy and organizational contexts as well as personal circumstances. The study reviews the organisation of ‘work-ending’, the construction of age within organizations, and the influences on provision of support in late working life. The paper concludes with a discussion on the range of pressures which might limit control over pathways through middle and late working careers.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1017/S1474746418000180
Uncontrolled keywords: Older workers, work-ending, late-career transitions, retirement zone, ageism
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Social Policy
Depositing User: Lucie Patch
Date Deposited: 22 May 2018 08:32 UTC
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2019 13:00 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/67096 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Shepherd, Sue: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1616-4352
Vickerstaff, Sarah: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2572-3582
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