|Title||Older Couples: An Examination of Health and Retirement within the Context of the Family|
|Year of Publication||1997|
|Institution||Penn State University Population Research Institute|
|Keywords||Adult children, Disabilities, Employment and Labor Force, Health Conditions and Status, Healthcare, Methodology|
This paper illustrates the ways in which health experiences of one's spouse effects retirement choices of other persons in the family. To understand the consequences of health problems on one's spouse the researchers devise a theoretical model and use data from the first (1992) and second (1994) waves of the Health and Retirement Study. A longitudinal study was necessary in order to see changes across time and develop multilevel hazard models reflecting the labor force transitions due to changes in a spouses health. Poor health of ones spouse reduces the chance of a persons retiring at the time that one had initially anticipated. They also find that a person whose spouse is disabled is no more likely to become disabled themselves then one whose spouse is not disabled. The researchers were surprised to find that labor force reentry was not changed when a family member became ill or disabled.
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Family Structure/Caregiving/Disability/Disability/Labor Force Participation/Longitudinal Studies/Health Status/Spouse
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