Retirement Patterns and Bridge Jobs in the 1990s

TitleRetirement Patterns and Bridge Jobs in the 1990s
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsQuinn, JF
KeywordsEmployment and Labor Force, Health Conditions and Status, Medicare/Medicaid/Health Insurance, Retirement Planning and Satisfaction

This EBRI Issue Brief describes and discusses post World War II labor force participation trends for older Americans and uses the HRS to describe the retirement patterns of the 1990s. Changes in public policy, the strength of the economy, and attitudes have put an end to the post war trend of earlier retirement and since 1985 have caused a new trend of longer labor force participation. Many Americans today retire gradually, instead of moving directly from a career job to complete labor force withdrawl they are moving to bridge jobs- part-time/temporary employment. HRS data confirms the important role that bridge jobs play in understanding current retirement trends.

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Labor Force Participation/Health Status/Health Insurance Coverage/Retirement Planning

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