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Families and Retirement
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Families and Retirement

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Volume: 137
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Family Life Education

May 1992 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The individual nature of the transition from being a member of the workforce to being retired has been the focus of previous books on retirement. In contrast, this book explores the impact of retirement upon family relationships and functioning.

Among the topics examined are: gender and ethnic differences; the roles of children and siblings; and the multiple changes retirement creates in marital interaction. The contributors also discuss various theoretical models, analyses of research and methodological problems associated with studying families with retired members, and present new data on these issues.

Lillian E Troll
Foreword
Maximiliane Szinovacz, David J Ekerdt and Barbara H Vinick
Families and Retirement
Conceptual and Methodological Issues

 
 
PART ONE: DEMOGRAPHIC, HISTORICAL, AND POLICY ISSUES
Mark D Hayward and Mei-Chun Liu
Men and Women in Their Retirement Years
A Demographic Profile

 
Brian Gratton and Frances M Rotondo
The `Family Fund'
Strategies for Security in Old Age in the Industrial Era

 
Regina O'Grady-LeShane and John B Williamson
Family Provisions in Old-Age Pensions
Twenty Industrial Nations

 
 
PART TWO: RETIREMENT TIMING: LIFE COURSE PERSPECTIVES
Angela M O'Rand, John C Henretta and Margaret L Krecker
Family Pathways to Retirement
Laurie Russell Hatch and Aaron Thompson
Family Responsibilities and Women's Retirement
Leslie A Morgan
Marital Status and Retirement Plans
Do Widowhood and Divorce Make a Difference?

 
 
PART THREE: MARITAL RELATIONSHIPS AND THE RETIREMENT EXPERIENCE
Barbara H Vinick and David J Ekerdt
Couples View Retirement Activities
Expectation vs Experience

 
Robert C Atchley
Retirement and Marital Satisfaction
Lorraine T Dorfman
Couples in Retirement
Division of Household Work

 
Trudy B Anderson
Conjugal Support Among Working-Wife and Retired-Wife Couples
Pat M Keith, Robbyn R Wacker and Robert B Schafer
Equity in Older Families
 
PART FOUR: RETIREMENT AND EXTENDED KIN RELATONSHIPS
Lee Cuba
Family and Retirement in the Context of Elderly Migration
Ellie Brubaker and Timothy H Brubaker
The Context of Retired Women as Caregivers
Maximiliane Szinovacz
Social Activities and Retirement Adaptation
Gender and Family Variations

 
Maximiliane Szinovacz, David J Ekerdt and Barbara H Vinick
Families and Retirement
Avenues for Research

 

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