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Improvising Plans for the Future

Phyllis Moen

in Encore Adulthood: Boomers on the Edge of Risk, Renewal, and Purpose

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199357277
eISBN:
9780199357314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357277.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter is about Boomers’ decisions in the unsettled period of encore adulthood. A confluence of forces is opening a window of risk but also of potential prime time, a new life stage coming ... More


Outdated Career and Life-Course Templates

Phyllis Moen

in Encore Adulthood: Boomers on the Edge of Risk, Renewal, and Purpose

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780199357277
eISBN:
9780199357314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357277.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Gerontology and Ageing, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter defines concepts key to the book’s argument: life course, institutions, and careers. The life course serves as a lynchpin between individual and family biographies, gender, ... More


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