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.
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