Retirement, Re-entry, and Part-time Work
This paper treats retirement as a dynamic process that may include partial retirement as well as market reentry, where partial retirement is defined as an earnings rate substantially be low one's lifetime peak. Transitions among the discrete states of full retirement, partial retirement, and nonretirement are examined and related to factors such as age, health, pension eligibility, occupation, industry, and past earnings. Among other findings, self-reported measures of retirement are poorly correlated with earnings status. Gradual retirement, moreover, is less likely to entail a transition to part-time employment than to a lower-wage full-time job.
Volume (Year): 13 (1987)
Issue (Month): 4 (Oct-Dec)
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