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Year 2019, Volume 2, Issue 3, 79 - 90, 31.12.2019
https://doi.org/10.5505/jaltc.2019.43531

Abstract

References

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  • Sibai, A. M., Yount, K., & Fletcher, A. (2007). Marital status and living arrangements as predictors of mortality among middle-aged and older men and women during wartime in Beirut: Gains and liabilities. Social Science and Medicine, 64(1), 64-76.
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  • SSA (Social Security Administration) (2017). Social Security Programs Throughout the World: Africa, 2017 (Publication No. 13-11803). Washington, DC Social Security Administration Office of Retirement and Disability Policy Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics.
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The culture of retirement in Lebanon: Obstacles and opportunities for addressing the transition to public and private sector post-employment life.

Year 2019, Volume 2, Issue 3, 79 - 90, 31.12.2019
https://doi.org/10.5505/jaltc.2019.43531

Abstract

Retirees in Lebanon currently experience a number of socio-cultural and economic obstacles that limit their ability to experience retirement in a meaningful and productive way. The current paper draws on research and programming in Lebanon that was developed to understand and promote a healthy culture of retirement in Lebanon where the needs of retirees were explored by a joint initiative by the government and civil society. Results of two focus groups and the implementation of community enrichment pilot programs for retirees fed into the development of a framework to highlight the ways in which investments in retirees could be optimally realized at the national and municipal levels in Lebanon. Future plans for research and programming to test this model further were also generated as part of this overall project. These results provide a framework for how retirees may be further engaged in civil society and a roadmap for conceptualizing programs for retirees that need minimal large-scale government action.

Key Practitioners Message

  • This may be a beneficial model for those practitioners working in countries in middle income and post-war transitional phase governments where significant legislative commitments to retirees may be slow to enact.

References

  • Abdulrahim, S., Ajrouch, K. J., & Antonucci, T. C. (2014). Aging in Lebanon: Challenges and opportunities. The Gerontologist, 55(4), 511-518.
  • BBC (2019, 21.10.2019). Lebanon Protests: Huge Crowds on Streets as Government Acts. Retrieved from https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-50118300
  • CAS (The Central Administration of Statistics) (2019). Lebanese Republic: The Presidency of the Council of Ministers, The Central Administration of Statistics. Retrieved from http://www.cas.gov.lb/
  • Hamade, A. S. H., Ghobeira, M. G., & Yassin, N. (2015). Assessing the Lebanese Elderly Welfare Pension Reform: Time for a New Policy: American University of Beirut
  • ILO (International Labor Organization) (2013, 20.05.2013). Lebanon’s Long Awaited Pension Reform Within Reach. Retrieved from http://www. oit.org/global/about-the-ilo/newsroom/features/ WCMS_207664/lang--en/index.htm
  • Jarmuzek, M., & Nakhle, N. (2016). Sustainability and Equity Challenges; Some Arithmetic on Lebanon’s Pension System: International Monetary Fund.
  • MENA Group (World Bank Middle East and North Africa Social and Economic Development Group) (2009). The Status and Progress of Women in the Middle East & North Africa. Washington, DC: World Bank Middle East and North Africa Social and Economic Development Group.
  • Munyambonera, E., Katunze, M., Munu, M. L., & Sserunjogi, B. (2018). Expanding the Pension Sector in Uganda (Report No: 677-2018-5024).
  • Rached, M. (2012). Social Security in Pensions in Lebanon: A Non-Contributory Proposal. Beirut, Lebanon: Lebanese Economic Association.
  • ReliefWeb (2017, 31 Dec 2017). Lebanon Humanitarian Fund - Annual Report 2017. Retrieved from https://reliefweb.int/report/lebanon/lebanon-humanitarian-fund-annual-report-2017
  • Saadeh, L., & Mikhael, M. (2016). Lebanon’s Pension System Beirut, Lebanon: Blominvest Bank.
  • Saxena, P. C. (2008). Ageing and age-structural transition in the Arab countries: Regional variations, socioeconomic consequences and social security. Genus, 37-74.
  • Sayed, H., & Robalino, D. (2009). Lebanon: Moving Forward With Pension Reform in Lebanon. In H. Larbi (Ed.), The Financial Crisis: Impact on the Middle East (No: 57793) (pp. 12-16). Washington, DC: The World Bank Middle East Department.
  • Sibai, A. M. (2000). The elderly in Lebanon In The status of disadvantaged population groups in Lebanon– Population and Housing Survey. Beirut: Ministry of Social Affairs and UNDP (pp. 48-124). Beirut, Lebanon.
  • Sibai, A. M., Sen, K., Baydoun, M., & Saxena, P. (2004). Population ageing in Lebanon: current status, future prospects and implications for policy. Bulletin of the World Health Organization, 82, 219-225.
  • Sibai, A. M., Yount, K., & Fletcher, A. (2007). Marital status and living arrangements as predictors of mortality among middle-aged and older men and women during wartime in Beirut: Gains and liabilities. Social Science and Medicine, 64(1), 64-76.
  • SSA (Social Security Administration) (2010). Social security programs throughout the world: Asia and the Pacific, 2010. Retrieved from https://www.ssa.gov/ policy/docs/progdesc/ssptw/2010-2011/asia/lebanon.html
  • SSA (Social Security Administration) (2017). Social Security Programs Throughout the World: Africa, 2017 (Publication No. 13-11803). Washington, DC Social Security Administration Office of Retirement and Disability Policy Office of Research, Evaluation, and Statistics.
  • Star, T. D. (2017, 23.07.2017). Protesters Decry Tax Increases in Downtown Beirut. Retrieved from http:// www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2017/ Jul-23/413680-protesters-decry-tax-increases-in-downtown-beirut.ashx
  • Tohme, R. A., Yount, K. M., Yassine, S., Shideed, O., & Sibai, A. M. (2011). Socioeconomic resources and living arrangements of older adults in Lebanon: who chooses to live alone? Ageing & Society, 31(1), 1-17.

Details

Primary Language English
Subjects Humanities, Multidisciplinary
Journal Section Articles
Authors

Zeina CHEMALI This is me (Primary Author)
Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston
0000-0002-8450-2459
United States


Nellie SHIPPEN This is me
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
0000-0002-7537-2015
United States


Romy NEHME This is me
Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School, Boston
0000-0002-8572-3149
United States


Christina BORBA This is me
Boston University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Boston
0000-0003-3559-9351
United States

Publication Date December 31, 2019
Published in Issue Year 2019, Volume 2, Issue 3

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Bibtex @theoritical article { jaltc686482, journal = {Journal of Aging and Long-Term Care}, issn = {2619-9017}, eissn = {2618-6535}, address = {Emre SENOL-DURAK, Department of Psychology, Abant Izzet Baysal University, 14280, Centrum/Bolu, Turkey}, publisher = {Ulusal Sosyal ve Uygulamalı Gerontoloji Derneği}, year = {2019}, volume = {2}, pages = {79 - 90}, doi = {10.5505/jaltc.2019.43531}, title = {The culture of retirement in Lebanon: Obstacles and opportunities for addressing the transition to public and private sector post-employment life.}, key = {cite}, author = {Chemalı, Zeina and Shıppen, Nellie and Nehme, Romy and Borba, Christina} }
APA Chemalı, Z. , Shıppen, N. , Nehme, R. & Borba, C. (2019). The culture of retirement in Lebanon: Obstacles and opportunities for addressing the transition to public and private sector post-employment life. . Journal of Aging and Long-Term Care , 2 (3) , 79-90 . DOI: 10.5505/jaltc.2019.43531
MLA Chemalı, Z. , Shıppen, N. , Nehme, R. , Borba, C. "The culture of retirement in Lebanon: Obstacles and opportunities for addressing the transition to public and private sector post-employment life." . Journal of Aging and Long-Term Care 2 (2019 ): 79-90 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/jaltc/issue/52334/686482>
Chicago Chemalı, Z. , Shıppen, N. , Nehme, R. , Borba, C. "The culture of retirement in Lebanon: Obstacles and opportunities for addressing the transition to public and private sector post-employment life.". Journal of Aging and Long-Term Care 2 (2019 ): 79-90
RIS TY - JOUR T1 - The culture of retirement in Lebanon: Obstacles and opportunities for addressing the transition to public and private sector post-employment life. AU - Zeina Chemalı , Nellie Shıppen , Romy Nehme , Christina Borba Y1 - 2019 PY - 2019 N1 - doi: 10.5505/jaltc.2019.43531 DO - 10.5505/jaltc.2019.43531 T2 - Journal of Aging and Long-Term Care JF - Journal JO - JOR SP - 79 EP - 90 VL - 2 IS - 3 SN - 2619-9017-2618-6535 M3 - doi: 10.5505/jaltc.2019.43531 UR - https://doi.org/10.5505/jaltc.2019.43531 Y2 - 2019 ER -
EndNote %0 Journal of Aging and Long-Term Care The culture of retirement in Lebanon: Obstacles and opportunities for addressing the transition to public and private sector post-employment life. %A Zeina Chemalı , Nellie Shıppen , Romy Nehme , Christina Borba %T The culture of retirement in Lebanon: Obstacles and opportunities for addressing the transition to public and private sector post-employment life. %D 2019 %J Journal of Aging and Long-Term Care %P 2619-9017-2618-6535 %V 2 %N 3 %R doi: 10.5505/jaltc.2019.43531 %U 10.5505/jaltc.2019.43531
ISNAD Chemalı, Zeina , Shıppen, Nellie , Nehme, Romy , Borba, Christina . "The culture of retirement in Lebanon: Obstacles and opportunities for addressing the transition to public and private sector post-employment life.". Journal of Aging and Long-Term Care 2 / 3 (December 2019): 79-90 . https://doi.org/10.5505/jaltc.2019.43531
AMA Chemalı Z. , Shıppen N. , Nehme R. , Borba C. The culture of retirement in Lebanon: Obstacles and opportunities for addressing the transition to public and private sector post-employment life.. J AGING LONG TERM CARE. 2019; 2(3): 79-90.
Vancouver Chemalı Z. , Shıppen N. , Nehme R. , Borba C. The culture of retirement in Lebanon: Obstacles and opportunities for addressing the transition to public and private sector post-employment life.. Journal of Aging and Long-Term Care. 2019; 2(3): 79-90.
IEEE Z. Chemalı , N. Shıppen , R. Nehme and C. Borba , "The culture of retirement in Lebanon: Obstacles and opportunities for addressing the transition to public and private sector post-employment life.", Journal of Aging and Long-Term Care, vol. 2, no. 3, pp. 79-90, Dec. 2020, doi:10.5505/jaltc.2019.43531