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February 19, 1938

Careers After Forty

JAMA. 1938;110(8):601. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790080059033

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Abstract

The prolific Professor Pitkin rounds off twelve years of study of human beings with this new volume. His previous contributions, called "New Careers for Youth," "The Chance of a Lifetime" and "Life Begins at Forty," were steps in his progress. His literary style needs no further comment. His writing, like his speech, is a flight of words and ideas with parenthetical interruptions and exclamations. According to the professor, he bases his suggestions on records from the press and from his personal correspondence, and some of these are exceedingly interesting. In his concluding chapter, called "Campaigns Ahead," he offers suggestions for starting new organizations and ideas whereby those after 40 may carve out new careers for themselves. He attacks the ideas of the administration relative to keeping young people in school and is inclined to believe that the young are being overeducated. His solution for the problem of the unemployed is

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