CFP Opportunities in Retirement Network


The Committee for Opportunities in Retirement Network (ESS-ORN) was formed in 2009 to learn about the interests/needs of ESS members who are retired or contemplating retirement, to represent and further their interests in the ESS, and to serve as a resource for those who are contemplating retirement.  It provides a means for maintaining and furthering professional and social connections and furthers scholarship on aging and retirement by providing a forum for the discussion of research.  From 2010 to 2016 we held informal workshops at the annual ESS meetings.  In 2017 we were recognized as a special interest committee by the ESS Council and we held our first organizing meeting at the annual ESS meetings in Philadelphia on February 22, 2017. 


Our first formal session will be held at the ESS 2018 meetings in Baltimore Feb 22-25.  We invite people to submit either completed papers or a proposal to discuss research at any stage of development from design to analysis of data.  Our format is open to provide the broadest possible forum for participants and encourage a range of submissions. Any submission on aging, retirement or contemplating retirement will be considered.  The range of possible topics is large; including, but not limited to, the decision to retire, impact of retirement on family relationships and identity and grandparenting.  Direct questions to Susan Prager at  This session will be preceded by a business meeting.  All submissions due by October 15th.  Use keyword “retirement”.  

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