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Kerr Inkson, Margaret Richardson & Carla Houkamau

In: The SAGE Handbook of Aging, Work and Society

Chapter 8: New Patterns of Late-Career Employment

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New Patterns of Late-Career Employment
New patterns of late-career employment
KerrInkson, MargaretRichardson and CarlaHoukamau

A major tradition in career studies is the notion of the career as an age-related cycle. Levinson, Darrow, Klein, Levinson and McKee (1978) wrote a book called The Seasons of a Man's Life and Levinson and Levinson (1996) The Seasons of a Woman's Life, and, based on intensive data from small samples of men and women, posited intricate patterns of career and personal development – such as ‘mid-life crisis’ – that mapped precisely against individuals’ ages. The metaphoric notion of a life, and a career, having ‘seasons’ – predictable patterns involving growth, flowering, harvest and decline is attractive and lines up with much everyday experience of others’ lives.

Donald Super (1957, 1990), the dominating ...

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