Springer Studies in Work and Industry

Ending a Career in the Auto Industry

“30 and Out”

Authors: Hardy, Melissa A., Hazelrigg, Lawrence, Quadagno, Jill

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During the 1980s the news media were filled with reports of soaring unemployment as 'downsizing' and `restructuring' became the new buzzwords. Firms managed their workforce reduction by increasing the attractiveness of their pension plans-especially their early-retirement plans. In this volume, the authors examine the U.S. auto industry and present a full-scale analysis of the work and retirement decisions of its workers. They address organizational context and the logic of financial incentives in employer-provided early retirement plans. The impact of pension provisions, layoffs, plant closures, attitudes about `generational equity', and other factors influencing the workers' evaluation of the optimum time to end their careers in the auto industry are explored.

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`This book breaks important new ground... This study is unusual in that the authors had access to the characteristics of the workers as well as survey data on worker attitudes.'
Contemporary Sociology (July 1998)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ending a Career in the Auto Industry
Book Subtitle
“30 and Out”
Authors
Series Title
Springer Studies in Work and Industry
Copyright
1996
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-585-34349-5
DOI
10.1007/b102408
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-45336-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-7045-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 274
Number of Illustrations and Tables
8 b/w illustrations
Topics