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H&A - March 12th, 2012.docx

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Health, Aging and Society
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Yvonne Leblanc

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Work and Retirement in Later LifeImportance of work Identity meaning social status role satisfaction source of income Retirement can be viewed asA social institution A social roleA processA phase of lifeInstitutionalization of retirement For retirement to become institutionalized conditions that must be present 1 A large group of people must live long enough to retire 2 The economy must be productive enough to support people who are not in the work force 3 There must be pensions or insurance programs to support people during their retirement political and societal influencesInstitutional form of retirement Is a function of numerous factorsPopulation agingThe state of the economyHistorical events depression recession warPressures
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