, Volume 27, Issue 3, pp 421–425

Older workers: a suitable case for circles?

Open Forum

DOI: 10.1007/s00146-012-0376-4

Cite this article as:
Ennals, R. & Hilsen, A.I. AI & Soc (2012) 27: 421. doi:10.1007/s00146-012-0376-4


The article considers relations between the generations, with particular attention given to older workers, who also face the pressures of responsibilities to both parents and children. The situations in Norway and the UK are compared. The case is made for support structures, such as senior quality circles, at the threshold between employment and retirement.


Intergenerational relations Life course Quality circles Seniors Senior quality circles Transitions 

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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kingston Business SchoolKingston UniversityKingston Hill, KingstonUK
  2. 2.Fafo Institute for Labour and Social ResearchTøyen, OsloNorway

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