Yesterday's children"" - A life span perspective on retirement age as a factor of social stratification: A study in the Caribbean region

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Institute of Social and Economic Research, UWI


This study investigates the conditions associated with retirement in the Caribbean region. Questions centred around three broad issues: 1) What are the retirement policies and regulations in operation in each country? 2) In what ways are retired persons still involved on occasional, part-time, or advisory bases in making some contributions to areas of public life for which they have expertise? and 3) What are the views of retired persons on their state of retirement? What are the views of those still in the labour force concerning (a) their own pending retirement, and (b) their perceptions of some of the retired persons with whom they are familiar? Data were obtained from questionnaires, interviews, and documentary sources


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