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This report provides a detailed overview of the various transitions affecting people in their 50s and beyond. It challenges calls for an upward revision of retirement ages, arguing that paid employment is neither a feasible nor an attractive optionMoreThis report provides a detailed overview of the various transitions affecting people in their 50s and beyond. It challenges calls for an upward revision of retirement ages, arguing that paid employment is neither a feasible nor an attractive option for an increasing proportion of women and men moving into their fifties and beyond. Transitions from work to retirement:·[vbTab]brings together diverse empirical and theoretical studies to assess changes in the life course-·[vbTab]includes a special analysis of the British Household Panel Survey to support its findings-·[vbTab]summarises important research from the US and Europe as well as the UK-·[vbTab]provides important recommendations on managing work and retirement for those involved in social and public policy.The report is aimed at all those involved in debates about the future of work and retirement. Transitions after 50 seriesPeople are living longer, yet increasingly are leaving working life well before the state retirement age. The Joseph Rowntree Fountain programme, Transitions after 50, explores peoples experiences, decisions and constraints as they pass from active labour market participation in their middle years towards a new identity in later life. Reports in this series look in particular at issues about work, income and activities beyond work during this period of transition.For other titles in this series, please follow the series link from the main catalogue page.