The Effect of Job Mobility on Retirement Timing by Education – Centre for Retirement Research

Abstract Job-changing among late-career workers increased steadily from the 1980s through the mid-2000s before declining somewhat in recent years.  This study asks how the rise in job-changing – which seems largely voluntary – affects retirement timing and whether this effect varies by a key measure of socioeconomic status: educational attainment.  Workers presumably change jobs voluntarily … [Read More] The Effect of Job Mobility on Retirement Timing by Education – Centre for Retirement Research

Economic Retirement Age and Lifelong Learning: A theoretical model with heterogeneous labor, biased technical change and international sourcing – CESifo

ABSTRACT The employability of an aging population in a world of continuous and biased technical change is top of the political agenda. Due to endogenous human capital depreciation the effective retirement age is often below statutory retirement age resulting in permanent non-employability of older workers. We analyze this phenomenon in a putty-putty human capital vintage … [Read More] Economic Retirement Age and Lifelong Learning: A theoretical model with heterogeneous labor, biased technical change and international sourcing – CESifo

Longitudinal Research: A panel discussion on conceptual issues, research design, and statistical techniques – Work, Aging and Retirement

ABSTRACT The goal of this article is to clarify the conceptual, methodological, and practical issues that frequently emerge when conducting longitudinal research, as well as in the journal review process. Using a panel discussion format, the current authors address 13 questions associated with 3 aspects of longitudinal research: conceptual issues, research design, and statistical techniques. … [Read More] Longitudinal Research: A panel discussion on conceptual issues, research design, and statistical techniques – Work, Aging and Retirement

Blended Working and the Employability of Older Workers, Retirement Timing, and Bridge Employment – Work, Aging and Retirement

ABSTRACT Blended working, a term we recently introduced, combines on-site and off-site working, enabled by the utilization of information and communications technologies (ICTs) that provides workers with almost constant access to job-relevant information and coworkers. In this commentary, we respond to three articles on blended work that appeared in the October 2016 issue of  Work, … [Read More] Blended Working and the Employability of Older Workers, Retirement Timing, and Bridge Employment – Work, Aging and Retirement

Cognitive Aging and Ability to Work – Center for Retirement Research

The brief’s key findings are: Cognitive aging could hinder productivity by reducing the brain’s processing ability (“fluid” intelligence). But research shows that productivity generally does not decline with age. Key reasons are that declining fluid intelligence is often offset by accumulated knowledge, and reserve fluid capacity can act as a buffer against decline. Only a … [Read More] Cognitive Aging and Ability to Work – Center for Retirement Research

Rising Preferred Retirement Age in Europe: Are Europe’s future pensioners adapting to pension system reforms? – Journal of Aging & Social Policy

ABSTRACT This study investigates whether older workers have adapted their preferred retirement age to the pension reforms aimed at extending working life. Based on data from Eurobarometer and the European Social Survey in 12 European countries, the analysis shows that future pensioners have indeed increased their preferred retirement age and adjusted to the new credo … [Read More] Rising Preferred Retirement Age in Europe: Are Europe’s future pensioners adapting to pension system reforms? – Journal of Aging & Social Policy

ACOSS Backs Call to Reign in Tax Breaks for Wealthy Seniors as Unaffordable and Unfair – ACOSS

Australian Council of Social Service CEO Cassandra Goldie has welcomed a new report which backs ACOSS’s long standing call to tackle special tax breaks for wealthier older people as a ‘budgetary time-bomb’. The Grattan Institute today released the report, ‘Age of entitlement: age-based tax breaks’, which calls for the most overly-generous tax breaks for higher … [Read More] ACOSS Backs Call to Reign in Tax Breaks for Wealthy Seniors as Unaffordable and Unfair – ACOSS

Working Beyond the Traditional Retirement Age: The influence of health on Australia’s older workers – Journal of Aging & Social Policy

ABSTRACT This article examines the relationship between health and workforce participation beyond the age of 65 years in Australia. This study found that people with a chronic health condition were less likely to be employed than those without a health condition (OR, 0.59; 95% CI [0.38, 0.92]). Among those with a chronic health condition, those in … [Read More] Working Beyond the Traditional Retirement Age: The influence of health on Australia’s older workers – Journal of Aging & Social Policy

Still Not Ready for Ageing – International Longevity Centre – UK

Extract The Ready for Ageing Alliance assess the Government’s response to our rapidly ageing society and finds the UK is still not ready. Government action on tackling the challenges and maximising the opportunities of ageing has stalled. Far from seeing sustained progress over the past few years, society is seemingly going into “reverse gear” in some respects. … [Read More] Still Not Ready for Ageing – International Longevity Centre – UK

Retirement, learning and the role of Higher Education – International Journal of Lifelong Education

ABSTRACT This article brings together some of the main findings from research on older learners, conducted and published by the author over a period of 10 years. This research investigated the characteristics, motivations and benefits of formal learning. The samples were drawn from among both students and graduates from a London university. Data were collected both … [Read More] Retirement, learning and the role of Higher Education – International Journal of Lifelong Education

Superannuation in the Post-retirement Phase: The search for a comprehensive income product for retirement – Australian Centre for Financial Studies

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY – Etract The Australian superannuation system will not reach maturity until the mid-2030s, when those on the point of retirement will have enjoyed the benefits of compulsory superannuation savings for their full working lives. Until very recently, the focus in superannuation has been on the accumulation phase, but with the maturing of the … [Read More] Superannuation in the Post-retirement Phase: The search for a comprehensive income product for retirement – Australian Centre for Financial Studies

The Mortality Effects of Retirement: Evidence from Social Security eligibility at age 62.” Centre for Retirement Research

ABSTRACT This paper examines the link between retirement and health by examining whether mortality changes discontinuously at the Social Security eligibility threshold at age 62.  It uses data from the National Center for Health Statistics’ Multiple Cause of Death, the Health and Retirement Study, and the Social Security Master Beneficiary Records and Numident Files.  Critical … [Read More] The Mortality Effects of Retirement: Evidence from Social Security eligibility at age 62.” Centre for Retirement Research

Baby Boomers have Trouble Making New Friends in Retirement, Research Shows – Chicago Tribune

Extract from an article by Debbie Carlson. The older people get, the more challenging it can be to make friends, and that’s especially true after retirement as work is one of the most common ways to meet people. Research from the Stanford Center on Longevity shows of all the age groups, baby boomers show the … [Read More] Baby Boomers have Trouble Making New Friends in Retirement, Research Shows – Chicago Tribune

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