The Dilemma of Mandatory Retirement
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“ . . . it’s basically an infringement of human rights . . .”
“ . . . If they're not capable of doing the job that's a different thing.”
“Mandatory retirement is like deliberately removing the star players . . . ”
“" . . it is a real loss to the institution as well as for the lecturers involved.”"
“Can people afford to retire . . . ”
“I think self-employed people are lucky, because it is slightly more up to you.”
"This idea that we had in the sixties required a transformation in society."
These life stories of men and women follow from interviews about
their lives and include their expectations and experiences of
retirement. From different perspectives, in each life story, are the
individual's views on voluntary and/or mandatory retirement.
Please address queries to Sue McPherson. Email: s.a.mcpherson @ sympatico.ca
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This page was created July 2004, last updated 3 June 2008
Please address queries to Sue McPherson.
Email: s.a.mcpherson @ sympatico.ca
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The interviews and the write-up of the life stories are done at no cost to the participants.
“If it is felt that a satisfactory position has been attained and no attempt at growth or improvement is required, there is danger of retrogression.”
“ . . . one cannot condone the use of a tool that is a blatant form of age-discrimination in order to combat ... another form of discrimination."