Masters of their own time? Working carers’s visions about combining retirement and caring
Leinonen, A. (2011). Masters of their own time? Working carers’s visions about combining retirement and caring. In C. Nygård, M. Savinainen, T. Kirsi & K. Lumme-Sandt (Eds.), Age Management during the Life Course - Proceedings of the 4th Symposium on Work Ability (pp. 246-254). Tampere, Finland: Tampere University Press.
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How do working careers anticipate the timing of retirement and the weight of care commitments related to other activities when retired? This question is discussed by analysing the experiences of Finnish working careers. Most of the interviewees indicated that helping parent(s) would be part of their own retirement, but after leaving full-time work they would also like to devote time for their other personal interests, too. Working careers are willing to engage in caring when retired. However, they also have a desire to outline their caring tasks and manage their own time.
PublisherTampere University Press
ConferenceThe 4th Symposium on Work Ability
Is part of publicationAge Management during the Life Course - Proceedings of the 4th Symposium on Work Ability/Clas-Håkan Nygård, Minna Savinainen, Tapio Kirsi & Kirsi Lumme-Sandt (toim.)