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Worker characteristics, job characteristics, and opportunities for phased retirement

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This paper uses a telephone survey of 950 employers to examine employer-side restrictions on phased retirement. The survey not only collected information on establishment level policies, but it also asked questions about a specific worker's opportunity for phased retirement. The paper uses these data to first establish that employers are selective when offering opportunities for phased retirement. It then examines what worker and job characteristics are particularly important in the selection process.

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  • Hutchens, Robert, 2010. "Worker characteristics, job characteristics, and opportunities for phased retirement," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 17(6), pages 1010-1021, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:labeco:v:17:y:2010:i:6:p:1010-1021
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    1. Elsayed A.E.A. & Grip A. de & Fouarge D. & Montizaan R.M., 2015. "Gradual retirement, financial incentives, and labour supply of older workers: Evidence from a stated preference analysis," Research Memorandum 030, Maastricht University, Graduate School of Business and Economics (GSBE).
    2. Huber, Martin & Lechner, Michael & Wunsch, Conny, 2013. "The Effect of Firms' Partial Retirement Policies on the Labour Market Outcomes of Their Employees," IZA Discussion Papers 7513, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    3. Daniel Vuuren, 2014. "Flexible Retirement," Journal of Economic Surveys, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 28(3), pages 573-593, July.
    4. Jennjou Chen & Ching-Hsiang Chuang, 2012. "Phased Retirement for Older Workers in Taiwan," Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Springer, vol. 33(3), pages 328-337, September.
    5. Andrea Albanese & Bart Cockx & Yannick Thuy, 2015. "Working Time Reductions at the End of the Career. Do they prolong the Time Spent in Employment?," Discussion Papers (IRES - Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales) 2015024, Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES).

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