ERIC Number: ED054409
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of Pre and Post Retirement Programs Offered by Major Employers of Metropolitan Chicago.
Wilson, Thomas W.
The present study was conceived as a means of gathering basic data on current pre- and post-retirement activities in Metropolitan Chicago. Further, the research was designed to reflect the attitude of the area's business and industrial community toward such programming. Planned in mid-1969, the study was begun officially with the distribution in October of an initial survey questionnaire (Appendix B); distribution of the second research instrument (Appendix C) began in November. Receipt of returns from the two research phases was completed in early 1970. Detailed presentation of survey data is included as Appendix A. The high response to each survey mailing (more than 40% and 87%, respectively) is an indication of the project's success. A typical program is less than 10 years old; is conducted by the personnel department; has little direct involvement from labor representatives; and is participated in on a voluntary basis by a majority of employees. Few firms have full-time or even part-time retirement counselors. The second section of the study, using a volunteer sample, involved an effort to document reasons why retirement programs were not offered by firms. (Author/DB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chicago Dept. of Human Resources, IL.
Identifiers: Illinois; Illinois (Chicago)