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US Airlines and the age factor: How retirement changes pitted younger vs older

Human Resource Management International Digest

ISSN: 0967-0734

Article publication date: 12 June 2017




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It is hard not to look at the current retired classes without substantial envy. For those in the midst of their working life, they have ever-growing expectations of longer working lives and poorer pensionable ones. However, for those already retired, many have final salary pensions, windfalls from property sales and a long, relatively healthy retirement to look forward to. Generation X were told that they might be the last generation to expect higher incomes than their parents, but their Baby Boomer parents may be the last to enjoy a comfortable retirement.

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The paper provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world’s leading organizations.


The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format.



(2017), "US Airlines and the age factor: How retirement changes pitted younger vs older", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 25 No. 4, pp. 19-21.



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