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Management musings 19: going gently into the dark night of retirement

Maurice B. Line (Former Librarian and Director‐General at the British Library)

Library Management

ISSN: 0143-5124

Article publication date: 1 October 2004



Discusses the issue of retirement age in developed countries. It is suggested that as an alternative to simply finishing work at a given age, working hours should be gradually decreased, until on reaching a specified age, work does then cease. It is felt that this would benefit individuals, as the change from full time work to retirement would not be such a shock. It may not be so advantageous for organizations, who would then need to find suitable jobs, possibly with less responsibility for employees, and all the inherent problems that would involve.



Line, M.B. (2004), "Management musings 19: going gently into the dark night of retirement", Library Management, Vol. 25 No. 8/9, pp. 399-400.



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