Further Reading on Mandatory Retirement – September 2004

Sources with Focus on the Economic or University Aspects of Mandatory Retirement

Ashenfelter, Orley
and David Card (2002), “Did the Elimination of Mandatory Retirement Affect
Faculty Retirement?” American Economic
Review
92 (4: September), 957-80; see also the references cited therein

Ehrenberg, Ronald
G. (2000), The Survey of Changes in
Faculty Retirement Policies
(American Association of University
Professors), http://www.aaup.org/Issues/retirement/index.htm

Gunderson, Morley
(2004), “Banning Mandatory Retirement: Throwing Out the Baby with the
Bathwater,” C.D. Howe Institute
Backgrounder 79
(Toronto: C.D. Howe Institute), http://www.cdhowe.org/pdf/backgrounder_79.pdf

Kesselman, Jonathan
R. (2004), “Mandatory Retirement and Older Workers: Encouraging Longer Working
Lives,” C.D. Howe Institute Commentary
200
(Toronto: C.D. Howe Institute), http://www.cdhowe.org/pdf/commentary_200.pdf

Kesselman, Jonathan
R. (2004), “An Economic Primer on Mandatory Retirement,” talk to SFU Faculty
Association, Sept. 24, posted at website of the Ontario Confederation of
University Faculty Associations, http://www.ocufa.on.ca/retirement/

Levine, Martin Lyon
(1988), Age Discrimination and the
Mandatory Retirement Controversy
(Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University
Press)

The Harvard Crimson
(2004), Editorial, “The Process of Aging” (Feb. 23), online http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=357661
; R. D. O’Brien, “Older Faculty Stay on at Harvard” (Feb. 12), http://www.thecrimson.com/article.aspx?ref=357380

Ontario
Confederation of University Faculty Associations (2004), Mandatory Retirement, OCUFA Issue Note (describes myths about
mandatory retirement and universities), http://www.ocufa.on.ca/retirement

Posner, Richard A.
(1995), Aging and Old Age (Chicago:
University of Chicago Press), especially ch. 13, “Age Discrimination by
Employers and the Issue of Mandatory Retirement”

Several chapters
for the proposed volume Ageism, Mandatory
Retirement and Human Rights in Canada,
eds. C.T. Gillin, David MacGregor,
and Thomas Klassen, address mandatory retirement in the university context
[drafts may be available from the individual authors upon request]

Jonathan R. Kesselman, “Challenging
the Economic Assumptions of Mandatory Retirement,” http://www.sfu.ca/mpp/research/research_paper.html

David MacGregor, “The Ass and the
Grasshopper: Universities and Mandatory Retirement”

Jean McKenzie Leiper, “Challenging
Mandatory Retirement as a Barrier to Public Access in Academe: A ?Frivolous and
Vexatious Complaint’?”

John Munro, “The Debate about
Mandatory Retirement in Ontario Universities: Positive and Personal Choices for
Retirement at 65,” http://www.ralut.ca/munro4.pdf?

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