ERIC Number: ED220724
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Retirement Policy: Planning for Change. Information Series No. 242.
Anderson, Kathryn H., Ed.; And Others
This compilation of four papers examines past and current retirement policies for the elderly and the implications of these policies for labor supply job choice, and educational planning for the elderly. The first paper, by Jennifer Warlick, presents a review of past federal policies on retirement and a discussion of proposed policy changes. Richard Burkhauser, in the second paper, focuses on the effect of retirement policies on labor force participation and labor supply behavior; recommendations of three presidential commissions on work-related issues are discussed. The third paper, by Tabitha Doescher and John Turner, analyzes job choice and the effect of pension policies on occupational mobility. In the last paper Alan Sheppard discusses the need for vocational educators to design effective programs to support and retrain the elderly during this period of transition. Finally, conclusions drawn from the four papers are presented: (1) federal policies affecting the elderly have never been coordinated and program goals never specified; (2) business and government policies penalize older people who want to work; and (3) policies have generally overlooked vocational education as an important support for the elderly. An extensive bibliography concludes the document. (CT)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Choice, Educational Planning, Employment Practices, Federal Legislation, Labor Force, Labor Problems, Labor Supply, Occupational Mobility, Older Adults, Preretirement Education, Program Design, Public Policy, Retirement, Retirement Benefits, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
National Center Publications, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210 (IN242, $5.75).
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Opinion Papers; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.