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

Sewin Chan, Ann Huff Stevens

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRecalibrating Retirement Spending and Saving
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191720734
ISBN (Print)9780199549108
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

Keywords

  • Baby boomer
  • Bridge job
  • Employment status
  • Fully retired
  • Labor force status
  • Partial retirement
  • Partly retired
  • Retiree
  • Retirement reversal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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    Chan, S., & Stevens, A. H. (2009). Is Retirement Being Remade? Developments in Labor Market Patterns at Older Ages. In Recalibrating Retirement Spending and Saving Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549108.003.0002