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Ageing and careers: European research on long‐term career development and early retirement

Beatrice I.J.M. van der Heijden (Maastricht School of Management, Maastricht, The Netherlands)
René Schalk (Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands)
Marc J.P.M. van Veldhoven (Tilburg University, Tilburg, The Netherlands)

Career Development International

ISSN: 1362-0436

Article publication date: 28 March 2008

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Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to introduce a collection of papers about “ageing and careers” that contributes to the literature on two career‐related topics, i.e. long‐term career development and early retirement.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper explains the topics, provides background and discussion of the main concepts.

Findings

The paper briefly introduces the six papers in this special issue, their main findings, and the future directions for research that they suggest.

Originality/value

The paper frames the issues and extends the overall knowledge in the field.

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Citation

van der Heijden, B.I.J.M., Schalk, R. and van Veldhoven, M.J.P.M. (2008), "Ageing and careers: European research on long‐term career development and early retirement", Career Development International, Vol. 13 No. 2, pp. 85-94. https://doi.org/10.1108/13620430810860512

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