Młodzi emeryci w Polsce. Między biernością a aktywnością

Translated title of the contribution: Young Retirees in Poland: Between Passivity and Activity

Lukasz Krzyzowski, Wojciech Kowalik, Katarzyna Suwada, Anna Pawlina

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In Poland, the aging process is progressing very quickly, which changes the shape of the "Polish culture of old age". For the purposes of this book, we define this term as a set of socio-cultural norms and practices - implemented by both the elderly and young people towards the elderly - particularly important at later stages of life. In our research, we focused on "young" retirees, i.e. those who formally retired in the last five years. Their retirement experience is therefore short, it can be said that they are in a transition phase between successive stages of life - between late adulthood and old age. But this is a key period if we want to thoroughly learn about the experience of aging and capture the course of an individual's life in all its complexity.
Retirement can be seen as a significant moment in human life. It affects not only the retiring individual, but also affects other people: family members, colleagues, friends and acquaintances. It is therefore crucial for many dimensions of social relations. However, the question arises whether it constitutes a turning point in the identity dimension of a person, or has a fundamental impact on the way of defining oneself and finding oneself in the surrounding social reality. The answer to this question cannot be (and is not) an easy answer. The moment of retirement, as well as the time of retirement, is not a homogeneous experience.
Translated title of the contributionYoung Retirees in Poland: Between Passivity and Activity
Original languageOther
Place of PublicationWarszawa
PublisherScholar Publishing
Number of pages178
ISBN (Print)9788373836983
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes


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