The author presents results of a survey of 250 older persons (aged 60 - 74) living in New York's Lower East Side, aiming to determine their employment needs, their interest in work, and their attitudes toward employment (with the term "work" being understood to be focused on the activity itself, and with the term "employment" being understood as emphasizing the relationship between employer and employee). The author discusses survey results related to income from employment, time allotment, meaningful life experiences, identity and status, and social relations. The top reasons given by respondents for their interest in work were income and keeping busy.
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Rosenblatt, Aaron. The Functions of Work and Employment for Older Persons. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Spring 1966: