Employment Law and Retirement

Christina L. Causey and Joanna N. Lahey

in The Oxford Handbook of Retirement

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199746521
Published online November 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

Employment Law and Retirement

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Employment law can have a profound effect on retirement decisions and outcomes for older workers. This chapter explores the effects of three types of government regulation on retirement outcomes: direct regulation of retirement and pensions, employment protection laws, and government transfer programs. This chapter discusses employment laws that encourage and discourage work at later ages and how they affect well-being during retirement.

Keywords: retirement; regulation; pensions; older workers; ERISA; ADEA; ADA; disability

Article.  10638 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Organizational Psychology ; Social Psychology

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