The Social History of Retirement

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President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signs the Social Security Act on August 14, 1935

Retirement hasn't always meant to the same thing to all people. Tom Jankowski, associate director for research at Wayne State's Institute of Gerontology, discusses how the concept of "retirement" is really a product of the industrialization, and how the Baby Boomers are changing the economics -- and idea -- of taking it easy in old age. Plus: The story of retirement as told through your family history. Who's been your model for retirement? How did you parents, grandparents and other family members retire, and what lessons has that taught you?

This special show on Retirement first aired on June 18, 2014 and was re-aired in its entirety on September 1.