College professors who are over 65 recount many reasons for staying on: loving their work and wanting to complete major projects but also needing their income and fearing what lies beyond. As they hesitate, they cannot ignore assertions that if only they would retire, they might free up more jobs for new Ph.D. recipients. The nine articles in this collection cover the debate over the timing of faculty retirements and describe strategies college officials are using to make professors’ transition to retirement less daunting.
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