To Retire or Not

Robert L. Clark and P. Brett Hammond, Editors
Colleges and universities across the country face huge challenges as their faculties age, their budgets stagnate, and mandatory retirement becomes a thing of the past. The nation’s foremost authorities on retirement policy and practice provide a critical assessment of academic labor markets and retirement patterns, explaining how to gear pension and other incentive programs to elicit proper replenishment of intellectual and human capital. Case studies vividly illustrate how to predict the need for special retirement programs, how to structure voluntary early-out benefit plans, and how age-based retirement incentives work in practice. Recent legal decisions are assessed and critiqued.

2001 · University of Pennsylvania Press · ISBN 0-8122-3572-X