Reflections on Women’s Retirement

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Abstract

Popular literature often claims that baby boom women will “redefine” retirement, and there is some evidence in the gerontological literature that this may be true. However, considerably more research needs to be done on this generation of retirees. The author, a baby boomer herself, draws on recent research on retirement and her own experiences in early retirement to examine what a “good retirement” might mean, considering the diversity of baby boomers, the range of their experiences, and their relationship to work.

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