The Relationship Between Job Characteristics and Retirement

TitleThe Relationship Between Job Characteristics and Retirement
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication1993
AuthorsHurd, MD, McGarry, K
InstitutionNational Bureau of Economic Research
KeywordsConsumption and Savings, Employment and Labor Force, Pensions, Time Use

We study the influence of job characteristics on prospective retirement as measured by the probability of working past age 62 or 65. The characteristics fall into three broad classes: physical and mental requirements, job flexibility including employer accommodation to older workers, and financial aspects such as pensions and health care insurance. Using data from the Health and Retirement Survey, we find that physical and mental job requirements have a rather small influence on prospective retirement, whereas measures of job flexibility and financial aspects of the job are important determinants.


ProCite field 8 : SUNY-Stony Brook and NBER; UCLA and National Bureau of Econ

Endnote Keywords

Time Allocation--Work Behavior/Time Allocation--Labor Supply/Economics of the Elderly/Older Workers/Pension

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Citation Key5296