Ending a Career in the Auto Industry

Ending a Career in the Auto Industry

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During the 1980s the news media were filled with reports of soaring unemployment as 'downsizing' and `restructuring' became the new buzzwords. Firms managed their workforce reduction by increasing the attractiveness of their pension plans-especially their early-retirement plans. In this volume, the authors examine the U.S. auto industry and present a full-scale analysis of the work and retirement decisions of its workers. They address organizational context and the logic of financial incentives in employer-provided early retirement plans. The impact of pension provisions, layoffs, plant closures, attitudes about `generational equity', and other factors influencing the workers' evaluation of the optimum time to end their careers in the auto industry are explored.Pp. 227-249 in States, Labor Markets, and the Future of Old Age Policy, edited by John Myles and Jill Quadagno. ... aquot;Multiple Processes by which Attitudes Guide Behavior.aquot; Advances in ... Fields, Gary S., and Olivia S. Mitchell. 1984a.

Title:Ending a Career in the Auto Industry
Author:Melissa A. Hardy, Lawrence Hazelrigg, Jill Quadagno
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-08-29


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