Source
Can J Aging. 2011 Sep;30(3):401-22
Publication Type
Article
Date
Sep-2011
Author
Lynn McDonald
Peter Donahue
Author Affiliation
Institute for Life Course and Aging, University of Toronto, ON. lynn.mcdonald@utoronto.ca
Source
Can J Aging. 2011 Sep;30(3):401-22
Date
Sep-2011
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Aged
Canada
Female
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Retirement - trends
Abstract
In this article, we raise the question as to whether retirement is lost as we currently know and understand it in Canada. With a selected review, we examine retirement research according to the scope of retirement and the new retirement, possible theoretical developments, the timing of transitions into retirement, and life as a retiree including the quality or lack of pensions. Accordingly, we propose that retirement is undergoing modifications on the basis of several trends that commenced before the 2008 economic downturn. The data would appear to lean towards the emergence of a different type of retirement, insofar as the collective Canadian vision of retirement is lost, notwithstanding the economic meltdown in global markets.
PubMed ID
21923965 View in PubMed
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