Passages Of Retirement: Personal Histories Of Struggle And Success

Hardcover | June 1, 1992

byRichard S. Prentis

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This innovative volume presents the personal aspects of retirement--the feelings, pleasures, and problems of this life event, expressed in the words of retirees. The author considers work patterns prior to retirement, the decision-making process itself, and the aftermath of the decision to retire. This passage of worker to retiree addresses concerns and questions that are important to many of those about to retire: how working conditions and other factors can affect the decision to retire; problems of a workaholic; how to handle leisure interests on a full-time basis; widowhood and retirement; depression; retirement insurance; mandatory retirement; volunteer work; and many other topics. The retirees include men and women who are blue- and white-collar workers, hourly paid or salaried: CEO of a major international corporation; social worker; college instructor; dentist; journalist; production controller in manufacturing; automobile dealer. Thus readers can easily identify with others who have made this journey before them and share their experiences, becoming more knowledgeable and more confident about their futures.

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This innovative volume presents the personal aspects of retirement--the feelings, pleasures, and problems of this life event, expressed in the words of retirees. The author considers work patterns prior to retirement, the decision-making process itself, and the aftermath of the decision to retire. This passage of worker to retiree addr...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:June 1, 1992Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313284938

ISBN - 13:9780313284939

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?The range of issues covered gives one an idea of topics to consider when planning retirement, and suggestions given for those who find themselves in a quandary in the midst of retirement. . . . This book is appropriate for anyone who is interested in gaining an understanding of what retirement involves and evolves into. This includes those considering retirement, professionals who work with the middle-aged and elderly, company owners who are considering how to help their employees plan for retirement, and children of retirees.?-Clinical Gerontologist