A job, a dream or a trap? Multiple meanings for encore careers
Simpson, M.L., Richardson, M.A. & Zorn, T.E. (2012). A job, a dream or a trap? Multiple meanings for encore careers. Work, Employment and Society. 26(3), 429-446.
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Governments and activists are interested in the ageing workforce, as both a problem and, potentially, an asset. Terms such as ‘positive ageing’ and ‘successful ageing’ are increasingly used rhetorically to (re)frame the working lives of elders, and demand careful examination. A recent entry in the discursive re-construction of work in later life is ‘encore careers’, which highlights retirement as a time when individuals choose to use their wealth of experience, engaging in work that matters and makes meaningful contributions to society. This article reports on a study that used a multiple perspectives approach to analyse the discourse of elders engaged in encore careers and managers who work with them.
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