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Identity During Retirement


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  • Emmanuelle Crenner


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    For the majority of retired people, retiring from work seems to have been a good experience. Retiring completely from professional life does not prevent people from finding a new place in society. For the majority of these retired people, their professional identity fades: retirement in itself has its own meaning, so therefore seven out of ten retired people actually feel retired, with three quarters of them no longer using their previous profession to define themselves today. The fact that they worked for 36 years of their life on average links them to the world of work, which partially explains why retired people do not think of themselves as constituting a specific social class: they still refer to their profession when talking about social class, in the same way as the active population.

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    Article provided by Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques in its journal Economie et Statistique.

    Volume (Year): 393-394 (2006)
    Issue (Month): (November)
    Pages: 41-60

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    Handle: RePEc:crs:ecosta:es393-394d

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    Keywords: Retirement; Identities; Profession; Social Link;

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