ERIC Number: ED219663
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Second Careers in Art and Craft Fairs.
Lieberman, Leslie; Lieberman, Leonard
Much research has focused on retirees and disengagement from prior work roles. One neglected variation is entry into second careers. Seventy persons, aged 50 to 87, who had retired from or left one occupation and taken up a second career selling their work at art and craft fairs, were interviewed. Respondents had held a variety of responsible positions, but frequently viewed their jobs as routine and devoid of creative satisfaction. Almost all reported a high degree of personal satisfaction in their new career, in being independent, and in total control of their work world. Further benefits cited included having travel opportunities, meeting people, keeping busy, and developing camaraderie among artists and craftsmen. Since participation required collaboration with spouses, increased levels of marital satisfaction were also reported. (Author/JAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Art Fairs; Second Careers
Note: Paper presented at the Joint Annual Meeting of the Scientific Gerontological Society (34th) and the Scientific & Educational Canadian Association on Gerontology (10th), (Toronto, Ontario, Canada, November 8-12, 1981).