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Socio-Economic Adjustment among Retired Civil Servants of Kwara and Lagos States: A Theoretical Analysis

Adetunde, Christiana O. and Imhonopi, David and George, Tayo and Derby, C. Nana (2016) Socio-Economic Adjustment among Retired Civil Servants of Kwara and Lagos States: A Theoretical Analysis. In: 3rd International Conference On African Development Issues (CU-ICADI), May 9- May 11 2016, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria.

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Abstract

This presentation is the theoretical framework of a proposed dissertation on the transitional experience and adjustment of retired public servants in Kwara and Lagos. Yearly, several workers around the world retire from service voluntarily, compulsorily or mandatorily. In Nigeria public sector, workers are expected to quit service at the statutory age of 60 or 35 years of service; whichever comes first and begin to receive monthly pensions. In addition, most of these retirees are in their old ages. Usually, this transitional phase of life is characterized by several changes which include age, health, strength, income, social status, living condition and environment. However and in most cases, this phase calls for adjustments that are crucial to living a happy and fulfilling post-retirement life. Some of these changes could be difficult to easily adjust to. Using secondary data, the study explored the actual actions taken by retirees at this transitional phase for proper adjustment to postretirement and subsequently, old age using Activity, Multiple Modes of Livelihood and Conservation of Resources perspectives. The study concluded that (i) due to Nigerian economic instability and irregularity in pension payment, several retirees seek out for alternative means of income to augment their meagre pension, (ii) retirees engage in such activities to deal with boredom and as survival strategies in the mist of economic crises.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Activity theory, Multiple Modes of Livelihood, Conservation of Resources
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: Ms Ugwunwa Esse
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2016 13:37
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2016 13:37
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/6685

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