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Is Retirement Being Remade? Developments in Labor Market Patterns at Older Ages

Sewin Chan and Ann Huff Stevens

in Recalibrating Retirement Spending and Saving

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9780199549108
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191720734 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549108.003.0002
Is Retirement Being Remade? Developments in Labor Market Patterns at Older Ages

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This chapter investigates non-traditional work and retirement patterns among older individuals in the Health and Retirement Study. It first reviews the evidence on retirements that initially involve bridge jobs or some form of partial retirement. It then looks at analysis on retirement reversals in which individuals resume or increase work activity following a period of retirement. Almost one third of the individuals in the sample who are ever partially or fully retired make at least one transition from more to less retired during the period of observation. The chapter also explores the characteristics of individuals making such transitions.

Keywords: partial retirement; retirement reversal; bridge job; Baby Boomer; retiree; labor force status; fully retired; partly retired; employment status

Chapter.  5855 words. 

Subjects: Pensions

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