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Retirement on the line : age, work, and value in an American factory

Author: Caitrin Lynch
Publisher: Ithaca : ILR Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In an era when people live longer and want (or need) to work past the traditional retirement age, the Vita Needle Company of Needham, Massachusetts, provides inspiration and important lessons about the value of older workers. Vita Needle is a family-owned factory that was founded in 1932 and makes needles, stainless steel tubing and pipes, and custom fabricated parts. As part of its unusual business model, the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Retirement on the line
Ithaca : ILR Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2011042186
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Caitrin Lynch
ISBN: 9780801464560 0801464560 1322505268 9781322505268 0801464099 9780801464096
OCLC Number: 1162246165
Language Note: English.
Awards: Winner of *Finalist, 2012 Society for the Anthropology of Wo.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction : making needles, making lives --
Making money for Fred : productivity, people, and purpose --
Antique machinery and antique people : the Vita Needle family --
No chains on the seats : freedom and flexibility --
Riding the gray wave : global interest in Vita Needle --
Rosa, a national treasure : agency in the face of media stardom --
Conclusion : Vita's larger lessons.
Responsibility: Caitrin Lynch.
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In Retirement on the Line, Caitrin Lynch explores what Vita Needle's commitment to an elderly workforce means for the employer, the workers, the community, and society more generally.  Read more...

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