Deciding Not to Retire or to Un-Retire with Dorian Mintzer and Dr. Elizabeth Fideler

We're surrounded by examples of women working well past the traditional retirement age. In fact, the fastest-growing segment of the workforce is women aged sixty-five and older. In today's challenging economy, men over the traditional retirement age are the second-fastest growing group of workers (just behind older women). 

In this episode, we'll explore:

  • Why older women and men are staying on the job past conventional retirement age
  • What's driving this trend; gender differences
  • Working late by choice or necessity; advantages and disadvantages
  • Traditional role models, expectations; loss of identity
  • What does “older” mean; age stereotyping
  • Giving back–mentoring, volunteering

About Elizabeth Fideler:

Elizabeth F. Fideler earned her administration, planning, and social policy doctorate from Harvard University. She is a founding member of the Sloan Research Network on Aging & Work, at Boston College. With a background in classroom teaching, senior management positions at non-profit organizations, and education research, she successfully redirected her research and writing skills to address the extended work-life phenomenon. She is the author of several books, the most recent being Aging, Work, and Retirement. 

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Purchase Elizabeth's books,  Men Still at Work: Professionals Over Sixty and On the Job,  and Women Still at Work: Professionals Over Sixty and On the Job, 

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