Retirement-Age Concepts, Trends, Policies and Debates


Retirement age standards, policies, customs and traditions are virtually universal in modern economies, but the concept of a  "retirement age" is ambiguous, meaning or comprising at least eight very different things.

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Retirement-Age Concepts, Trends, Policies and Debates

What you will learn in this eBook

Adequately understanding retirement-age policies, trends, ethics, financing, health costs and benefits, and the stakes in debates about any and all of these presupposes having clear concepts of "retirement age". That's "concepts", because there is more than one concept of "retirement age".

As a preliminary to understanding and action regarding anything, it is always important, indeed highly advisable, to know what it "means", at least as a concept and its definition(s), if not also in terms of what its real-world implications are. It is all the more important when a seemingly transparent concept, like "retirement age", is actually a set of different and variable ones, however related, that are all of real importance, whether you are aware of them or not.

Moreover, whether you are at, near or far from retirement age, current and future policies, proposals and trends are going to strongly impact you not only when you retire, but also now and in the "golden" post-retirement "then". Otherwise, if you are a retirement specialist, having a strong grasp of the spectrum of concepts, trends and policies can improve your odds of not only keeping up with your field, but also of keeping your own job until retirement.

About the author

Michael Moffa
Michael Moffa
Michael Moffa, writer for Recruiter.com, is a former editor and writer with China Daily News, Hong Kong edition and Editor-in-chief, Business Insight Japan Magazine, Tokyo; he has also been a columnist with one of Japan's national newspapers, The Daily Yomiuri, and a university lecturer (critical thinking and philosophy).
Retirement-Age Concepts, Trends, Policies and Debates