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RETIREMENT ASPIRATIONS OF TEACHERS ALIGNED WITH CURRENT PRIORITIES IN LIFE
RETIREMENT ASPIRATIONS OF TEACHERS ALIGNED WITH CURRENT PRIORITIES IN LIFE

Author(s): Verica Jovanovski, Ivana Barković Bojanić
Subject(s): Labor relations, Demography and human biology, Gerontology, Socio-Economic Research, Sociology of Education
Published by: Sveučilište Josipa Jurja Strossmayera u Osijeku, Ekonomski fakultet u Osijeku
Keywords: retirement planning; teachers; life aspirations; aging population; society;
Summary/Abstract: Population aging and its repercussions have a powerful impact on the traditional concept of retirement and the established transition patterns from work to retirement. Demographic statistics in the twenty-first century show low fertility and low mortality rates for most countries, leading to the Croatian population aging. Several trends impact the aging population: most people live much longer lives, have better health, and have different personal expectations than generations before us. For example, people now expect to live longer after leaving full-time work. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the retirement and post-retirement attitudes of teachers aligned with the current priorities in life. The paper aims to present the changing perception of aging from biological, economic and social perception and investigate how teachers in the region of Slavonia view their pension plans, life expectancies, and the expected needs in old and retirement age. This paper analyzes part of the data collected in the survey conducted on a sample of 5%of 11,839 teachers employed in elementary and secondary schools in the five Slavonian counties: Virovitica-Podravina, Požega-Slavonia, Brod-Posavina, Osijek-Baranja and Vukovar-Srijem counties. The research results may be beneficial for age-friendly policy-making and administrative reforms needed to accommodate the Croatian „silvering” of economy and society.

  • Page Range: 213-233
  • Page Count: 21
  • Publication Year: 2021
  • Language: English