CMIST Afternoon Seminar - Adjustment to retirement and its consequences for intra-cohort social inequality in Germany
|1 November 2016
|16:00 - 17:30
|What is it:
|School of Social Sciences
|Who is it for:
|University staff, Adults, Alumni, Current University students, General public
|Dr Martin Wetzel
Access to resources and well-being is socially stratified across populations in the life phase of work. The most obvious change that comes with transition to retirement is that the labor market loses its power as an institution that distributes resources and that structures social acceptance mechanisms. However, with retirement labor-based daily life routines for individuals also diminish as a source of guidance for structures of time, place, and meaning. These have to be re-established by investing individual resources. To date it still remains an open question, how unequally distributed resources and changes in social acceptance affect the adjustment to retirement. By analyzing educational and labor market status differences over the adjustment process, it may be possible to draw conclusions on intra-cohort changes in terms of social inequality.
In the presentation, I will give a short conceptualization of what might happen over the retirement transition process. Using German panel data and structure equation modelling, I exemplify these thoughts with studies conducted in Germany to draw finally some conclusions for changes in intra-cohort social inequality.
Tea/coffee from 3.45.
All welcome. No need to register.
Dr Martin Wetzel
Organisation: University of Cologne, Germany
Travel and Contact Information
CMIST seminar room: 2.07
Humanities Bridgeford Street