Later-life employment and retirement: Individual perspectives and employer mediations

ROBERT LINDLEY, INSTITUTE FOR EMPLOYMENT RESEARCH, UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK, UK

08 May 2017

Public policymakers, advocacy groups and commentators point to a gradual withdrawal from working life as having benefits for both employers and workers. This may lead to a number of later-life transitions, including reductions in working hours or changes in occupation. These raise questions about the experiences of workers when they make such transitions and how these fit in with other areas of their lives, including informal family caring, volunteering and leisure. It is important to understand these experiences in terms of their impacts on economic resilience and wellbeing.