Type of Content: News

Subtype: Book or Book Chapter

Resource Title: Retirement and Its Discontents: Why We Won't Stop Working, Even if We Can

Publication Title: Columbia University Press (Michelle Pannor Silver author)

Publish Date: 2018

Dr. Silver draws from in-depth interviews that capture a range of perceptions and common concerns about what it means to be retired to emphasize the significance of creating new retirement strategies that support social connectedness and personal fulfillment while impugning age-based stereotypes about productivity and employment. It ultimately examines the larger structural problems that society must grapple with as we confront the mismatch between an idealized retirement and the reality of giving up identity, income, and status.

Retirement and Its Discontents: Why We Won’t Stop Working, Even if We Can