NEW FRONTIERS OF RESEARCH ABOUT RETIREMENT
by Leroy O. Stone
This book is designed to contribute to the foundation of basic information that leaders and researchers will need when they begin to devote much more time and resources to the institutional adjustments that the up-coming wave of retirements among baby boomers will require. Its contents deal with aspects of retirement that have been outside the main focus in the research literature, but which will likely receive much greater attention in the future. These aspects include social issues arising from the emergence of a large number of people who form a substantial proportion of the adult population and whose length of time in retirement will be as long as that of a generation, roughly 25 years; women’s retirement; family dynamics and retirement; and retirement processes among people with no career job as conventionally defined. A large part of the book is devoted to scientific papers that are based upon Statistics Canada’s data. New useful concepts and data series illustrate the potentials of these data. The intended audience includes future cohorts of students, teachers, researchers and policy analysts in the private, public and social sectors. While this book provides a Canadian perspective, it is relevant in other countries where leaders are becoming increasingly aware of the issues related to the social institution of retirement.
Table of contents
Leroy O. Stone
Dimensions of the evolution of retirement as a social institution
Systemic forces pushing toward a new agenda for reforms in institutional policies and practices (Gilles Paquet, Editor)
Work and retirement: a governance challenge
Retirement: new perspectives on the horizon”
What age for employment? The need for a new social organization of the working age
From pension policy to retirement policy: towards a new social agenda?
Martin Rein and David Thacher.
Values in social security policy: separation, linkage and blurring in the management of value conflict
The public and private pillars of Canada’s retirement income system: separation, linkage, and blurring
The irreplaceable third age: between family, work and mutual support
Family and gender, two dimensions for major changes of theory and analytical perspectives concerning retirement-related behaviour. (Lynn McDonald, Editor)
Gender and family – major dimensions of retirement research
Gendered retirement: the welfare of women and the “new” retirement.
Maximiliane E. Szinovacz.
Families and retirement
Grant Schellenberg, Martin Turcotte and Bali Ram.
The changing characteristics of older couples and joint retirement in Canada
Nathalie Deschênes and Leroy O. Stone
The probability of reaching the state of retirement – a longitudinal analysis of variations between women and men
Increasing diversity of transitions typical of later-life (Hervé Gauthier, editor)
Hervé Gauthier and Suzanne Asselin.
Growing diversity? Typical transitions towards retirement from active workforce participation
Leroy O. Stone, Hasheem Nouroz, Alexandre Genest and Nathalie Deschênes.
A new perspective on retirement processes: trajectories of retirement transitions
Hasheem Nouroz and Leroy O. Stone.
The distinctive patterns of work-to-retirement transition among the self-employed
Leroy O. Stone and Hasheem Nouroz.
Patterns of work-to-retirement transition among Canadian public –sector employees
Y. H. He, A. Colantonio and V. W. Marshall.
The relationship between career instability and health condition in older workers: a longitudinal data analysis of the survey of labour and income dynamics
New vulnerable groups concerning living standards in the retirement years
Monica Townson, Editor
New vulnerable groups and living standards in the retirement years
“The impact of precarious employment on financial security in retirement
A shaky third pillar: the vulnerability of retirement incomes
Long Mo, Jacques Légaré and Leroy Stone
The diversification and the privatization of the sources of retirement income in Canada
Nancy Conroy, Marc Lamontagne, Leroy O. Stone and Patricia Moloney
Additional topics for future research
Leroy O. Stone and Hasheem Nouroz
Modeling probability distributions of trajectories among categories of types of trajectory
Leroy O. Stone and Harpreet Kaur Randhawa.
Technical definitions of key derived variables