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Transforming retirement : new definitions of life after work

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by J Byles, M Tavener, I Robinson, Lynne ParkinsonLynne Parkinson, P Smith, D Stevenson, L Leigh, C Curryer
This quantitative research study uses survey data of women born between 1946 and 1951 in Australia. It follows earlier work that identified the importance of transitions from work for women of the baby boomer generation. We provide important insights into the lives of women who have partially or fully retired and the changing nature of women’s work and retirement. For many women, retirement is characterized by newfound freedoms, opportunities, career change, and evolving identities, yet others view retirement as a continuation of previous occupational and gendered roles and commitments. This study has important implications for retirement policies for women.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

25

Issue

1

Start Page

24

End Page

44

Number of Pages

21

eISSN

1540-7322

ISSN

0895-2841

Location

United States

Publisher

Routledge

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

University of Newcastle; University of Western Sydney;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Journal of women & aging.