The “World of Labor” of Working Retirees: Dilemmas and Meanings

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Tomsk State University
Tomsk State University Control Systems and Radioelectronics
Address: Russian Federation, Tomsk
Journal nameSotsiologicheskie issledovaniya
EditionIssue 8

Based on the principles of the cognitive-value approach, the article deals with the study of the ‘world of labor’ of working retirees. Using the content analysis of messages presented in the Russian segment of the Internet on one of the most frequently visited forums of retirees, and the method of multidimensional scaling, it was possible to identify the main semantic units that form the image of labor activity of this category of employees, and its structure. It is shown that it is well described by the above model, which includes four scales. Their content is also substantiated in the article. Based on the identified features of the ‘world of labor’ of working retirees, the measures aimed at improving the activities and social well-being of those who are at the stage of ‘late career development’ as well as possible directions of future research are discussed.

Keywordslabor activity, pension, cognitive-value approach, working retirees
AcknowledgmentThis article is a translation of: Каз М.С. «Мир труда» работающих пенсионеров: дилеммы и смыслы // Sotsiologicheskie Issledovaniia. 2021. No 7: 28–39. DOI: 10.31857/S013216250013853-1
Publication date27.09.2021
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