Thursday, June 06, 2013
Encore Careers: Why an ageing population is a resource, not a problem
Marci Alboher is the author of The Encore Career Handbook: How to Make a Living and a Difference in the Second Half of Life. She is also vice president of Encore.org, a nonprofit that helps millions of people pursue second acts for the greater good. Here she is interviewed at the Wharton Business School.
The thought that always goes through my mind when listening to this type of dialogue is well that is all well and good but how does that apply to a retiring truck driver or retail store attendant?
I guess because the educated classes are the people who get involved in thinking about the issues of retirement and have the luxury of time (and probably money) to do it - the issue gets framed in terms of the higher socio-economic groups.
Maybe there is a hole in the market for encore careers for ordinary workers? Dick Stroud