The Work-Retirement Environment

Biggs, Herbert C. (2013) The Work-Retirement Environment. In Alpass, Fiona & Paddison, Johanna (Eds.) Psychological Dimensions of Retirement. Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand, pp. 55-62.

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For most individuals who have the opportunity, paid work is a defining background to achievement in life. Employment has the potential to satisfy economic necessities, educational achievements, professional development, and social and cultural objectives. In many cases, it also assists individuals to define their identity, grow their self esteem, achieve personal ambitions, explore and develop collegial and professional relationships, grow skills and wisdom, and transmit this to the following generations. For many individuals, this process is not now defined and limited by a mandatory retirement date. Individuals are choosing to extend their engagement in the paid workforce and this has its benefits and challenges. This chapter examines these issues in the background of an increasingly ageing population.

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