FMLY 1010 Chapter 15: Topic 19

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Family Social Sciences
FMLY 1010
Christine A.Schippers

R98729 Most common causes of worklife conflict: caregiving, disability onset, coping with emotional demands, changing priorities Dissatisfied older workers choose to continue working the same number of hours instead of sacrificing pay Respond least well to retirement when have little control over decision to retire Not stressful if retirement is anticipated and on time Life satisfaction in late adulthood based on whether adult was satisfied in earlier adulthood Geographic Mobility: Retirement brings increase in choices about where to live o Most retirees choose to stay close to the place they have called home for many years o Only 30 of Canadian seniors moved within 5year period Most seniors over 65 who do move, did so because house was too bigtoo small, or spouse retired Elderly adults make 3 types of moves: 1. Amenity move = postretirement move away from kin to a location that has some desirable feature, such as yearround warm weather Such a move usually occurs very soon after retirement Likely to still be married and have adequategood income Have often vacationed in this new location, planned the move carefully over a number of years Report higher levels of life satisfaction after the move Snowbirds spend winter months in sunnier areas and summer months at home, nearer their families 2. Compensatory (kinship) migration = a move to a location near family or friends that happens when an elder requires frequent help because of a disability or a disease 3. Institutional migration = a move to an institution, such as a nursing home, that is necessitated by a disability Amenity moves usually occur early, kinshipcompensatory migration occurs in middlelate old age, institutional migration occurs late in life Choosing Not to Retire (537) 2011: 16.5 of men, 8.1 of women over age 65 continue to be employed in Canada Includes 2 subgroups: those who have never retired, and those who have and now started a new job (often parttime) Continuing in a Lifelong Occupation: Many seniors with little education and low income continue to work out of economic necessity There are also some who shun retirement and are highly educated and healthy Work continues to provide more satisfaction than retirement would Learning New Job Skills Workplace Functioning: (538) Many employers have concerns about older adults ability to learn new job skills Older adults can acquire new skills if they are given proper training
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