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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

About Women's Retirement

                          About  Women's  Retirement[1]

         The article is written about gender assessment of social integration and social-support patterns of professional, paraprofessional and non-professional retired women.
          Social networks and social integration of women are critical to their retirement satisfaction and adjustment.
          Women with higher educational attainment and more job prestige find they are active in social activities and maintain extensive social support networks in retirement.
          Social integration represents the number of social ties a person has, one’s social connectedness in the community, or to the extent of support an individual provides to others.
           In this post, social is defined as the social activities women persue in retirement and the support they provide to others.
        Significant differences were NOT found in the amount of social support received by women from different employment backgrounds.
         ALSO there are no significant differences with regard to alternative recreational interests (i.e. sharing leisure activities with friends and family, volunteering, faith-based activities, or solitary activities).
     Women with continuous work histories significantly are more likely to volunteer, compared to women with discontinuous work histories.
     Professional women are more likely to work part time after retirement (Stronger relation to Work Identities?)
     Finally, continuity of employment does not appear to affect the retired women’s social support or satisfaction wit support and only marginally influences their retirement activities.

[1] This material comes from my retirement workshop created four years ago. Unfortunately I have been unable to find the full reference.  All I have is the names of, Price and Dean (2009). However if you goggle Price and Dean about women’s retirement you will get more information.

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