|Title||Job Quality in the Late Career in Sweden, Japan and the United States.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2023|
|Authors||Platts, LG, Sacco, LB, Hiyoshi, A, Westerlund, H, Cahill, KE, König, S|
|Journal||Research on Aging|
|Keywords||international comparative study, post-retirement work, Working conditions, working retirees|
Increasing numbers of older workers continue to work after being eligible to claim a state pension, yet little is known about the quality of these jobs. We examine how psychosocial and physical job quality as well as job satisfaction vary over the late career in three contrasting national settings: Sweden, Japan and the United States. Analyses using random effects modelling drew on data from the Swedish Longitudinal Occupational Survey of Health ( = 13,936-15,520), Japanese Study of Ageing and Retirement ( = 3704) and the Health and Retirement Study ( = 6239 and 8002). Age was modelled with spline functions in which two knots were placed at ages indicating eligibility for pensions claiming or mandatory retirement. In each country, post-pensionable-age jobs were generally less stressful, freer and more satisfying than jobs held by younger workers, results that held irrespective of gender or education level.