ERIC Number: ED230762
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Phased Retirement: The European Experience.
This report provides United States corporate and union policymakers with practical information on one alternative work pattern for older employees--phased retirement--from European colleagues who already have implemented or negotiated specific phasing programs. An introduction provides details on the collection of information from companies in Europe offering phased retirement programs. The opening section of the book outlines the general conclusions regarding European phased retirement programs under these topics: program origins, company characteristics, program structure, eligibility criteria, corporate and participant costs and benefits, worklife extension or exit, union role, influence of government policies, and prospects for American application. A master reference guide is a useful index to selected European phased retirement programs. Thirteen European phased retirement programs selected for the study are highlighted in individual case studies grouped by country. The Old Age Spare Time Program, available to workers in the German brewery industry, is also summarized as a case study. Four other programs are described in shorter profiles. Country summaries preceding each national grouping of programs spotlight national issues, policies, or legislation that may affect individual company phased retirement programs. Appendixes include a report on development of phased retirement policy guidelines within the European community and the survey instrument. (YLB)
Descriptors: Employees, Employment Practices, Foreign Countries, Job Development, Older Adults, Retirement
National Council for Alternative Work Patterns, 1925 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20006 ($11.95--members, $13.95--non-members).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Florence V. Burden Foundation, New York, NY.; J.C. Penney Co., Inc., New York, NY.; German Marshall Fund of the United States, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Council for Alternative Work Patterns, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Europe; Phased Retirement
Note: Funding support also provided by the Equitable Life Assurance Society and Schering-Plough Corporation.