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ERIC Number: ED183987
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Process of Retirement: The Rural Self Employed.
Keating, Norah; Marshall, Judith
The timing and nature of the process of retirement for self-employed individuals were investigated. Subjects were 25 farm couples and 24 non-farm couples, all residing in rural Alberta, Canada. Both groups were matched on age, income, and education. Findings support the existence of a retirement process with a developmental sequence beginning at about age 49 for men and age 47 for women. The process is characterized by a sequence of concerns with financial planning beginning at a mean age of 48, time planning at about age 50, and discussions with one's spouse regarding retirement at about age 54. Planning becomes important at somewhat different times for farmers and non-farmers and for men and women, as do the specific concerns. However, for all groups, the sequence of planning was constant. (Author/HLM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Alberta; Canada
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society (32nd, Washington, DC, November 25-29, 1979)