ERIC Number: ED149240
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Socialization for the Retirement Role: "Cooling the Mark Out".
Ragan, Pauline K.
Socialization to the retirement role, as Goffman suggests, is a good example of social situations which fit the model of "cooling the mark out," an expression borrowed from the confidence rackets to indicate persuading the victim to take his loss quietly and go home. Retirement needs to be examined separately for men and women because of the great differences in their life cycles and work patterns. In some respects women are disadvantaged relative to men when the time comes for them to face mandatory retirement. A number of mechanisms, both formal and informal, operate to socialize them to retirement. Among them are pre-retirement counseling, compensations such as pensions or Social Security, and various rationales for retirement. (Author)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. RANN Program.
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (San Francisco, California, August 26-30, 1977) ; Paper was prepared in part under a grant from the National Science Foundation's RANN program