Function, flexibility, and responsibility: Differences between the former professional job and post-retirement activities

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This chapter highlights the differences between retirees’ former professional jobs and their present post-retirement activities. To date, there are no empirical findings with regard to retirees’ comparative perceptions of experienced differences. Understanding retirees’ views would allow organizations to develop adequate transition plans as well as design post-retirement activities that are both attractive and beneficial to retirees. This is particularly important as the value of working retirees-and the necessity of integrating working retirees into organizations-is likely to increase in the future. Therefore, we pose the following overall research question.
Translated title of the contributionFunktion, Flexibilität und Verantwortung: Unterschiede zwischen der Beschäftigung vor Renteneintritt und Aktivitäten im Rentenalter
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChallenges of active ageing : Equality law and the workplace
EditorsSimonetta Manfredi, Lucy Vickers
Number of pages23
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan USA
Publication date01.01.2016
ISBN (Print)978-1-137-53249-7
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-137-53251-0, 978-1-137-53250-3, 978-1-349-70938-0
Publication statusPublished - 01.01.2016

    Research areas

  • Business psychology - Human Resource Management , Corporate Social Responsibility , Sociology of Work