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The sun still shone : professors talk about retirement

Author: Lorraine T Dorfman
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In more than four hundred interviews with retired and soon-to-retire professors, Lorraine Dorfman uses a case study method to convey the diversity of individual retirement experiences. In doing so, she provides a fuller picture of academic retirement. Her book addresses basic issues in the retirement process, including topics such as preparation for retirement, choosing where to live after retirement, evaluation of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
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Dorfman, Lorraine T., 1935-
Sun still shone.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)603523410
Online version:
Dorfman, Lorraine T., 1935-
Sun still shone.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)605107275
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lorraine T Dorfman
ISBN: 0877456011 9780877456018 9781587290541 1587290545
OCLC Number: 36720363
Description: x, 206 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Getting ready --
Staying or leaving: where to live --
Experiencing retirement --
Continuing work --
Existing without work --
Summing up.
Responsibility: Lorraine T. Dorfman.

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In more than four hundred interviews with retired and soon-to-retire professors, Lorraine Dorfman uses a case study method to convey the diversity of individual retirement experiences. In doing so, she provides a fuller picture of academic retirement. Her book addresses basic issues in the retirement process, including topics such as preparation for retirement, choosing where to live after retirement, evaluation of the retirement experience, and activity patterns during retirement. Retired professors describe both their professional activities, such as teaching, research, and consulting, their nonprofessional and leisure activities, and their strategies for successful retirement. Based on more than a decade of interviews with retired and retiring professors in the United States and the United Kingdom, Dorfman's study relies on both tape-recorded responses to open-ended questions as well as answers to a written questionnaire. The interviews included professors from a large public research university, three liberal arts colleges, a comprehensive university (all located in the Midwest), and two old civic universities in the U.K. The Sun Still Shone is the first book to provide comparative information on academics from different kinds of institutions in a cross-national context; it also provides comparisons based on academic discipline, gender, and age.

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