112211 - Soc of the Life Course Prof Kristen Schultz Lee...

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Soc of the Life Course Prof Kristen Schultz Lee 11-22-11 Overview Life midcourse o What alternatives to the lockstep transition to retirement do we see during the midcourse stage? Second Acts as an alternative to the lockstep transition to retirement o What socio-historical factors have contributed to our reconsideration of retirement? o What is the “career mystique”? o What are some examples of structural lag relating to retirement in our society? o How can we deal with this structural lag? The transition to retirement o How do we define it? o How is it shaped by socio-historical context and linked lives? o How has the transition to retirement changed with historical time? o How will it change in the future? o What factors affect the timing of retirement? o How could proposed changes to the Social Security benefit formula impact the retirement decisions of future cohorts of retirees? Redefining Retirement o How does retirement in the 21 st century differ from the past? o How do government policies reinforce outdated models of retirement? o What alternatives to the lockstep transition to retirement do we see during the midcourse stage? What alternatives to the lockstep transition to retirement do we see during the midcourse stage? What socio-historical factors have contributed to our reconsideration of retirement? o
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