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Bridge Jobs and Partial Retirement

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The "job-stopping" process of older workers often includes some combination of postcareer "bridge" employment, partial retirement, and reverse retirement. Fewer than two-fifths of household heads retire directly from career jobs, over half partially retire at some point in their working lives, and a quarter reenter the labor force after initially retiring. In addition, postcareer employment is frequently located outside the industry and occupation of the career job, and there are important differences in postcareer labor-force experiences by gender, permanent income, and career-job pension status. Copyright 1990 by University of Chicago Press.

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  • Ruhm, Christopher J, 1990. "Bridge Jobs and Partial Retirement," Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 8(4), pages 482-501, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:ucp:jlabec:v:8:y:1990:i:4:p:482-501
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