Lifetime Job Demands, Work Capacity at Older Ages, and Social Security Benefit Claiming Decisions

TitleLifetime Job Demands, Work Capacity at Older Ages, and Social Security Benefit Claiming Decisions
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsNicholas, LHersch
InstitutionBoston, Center for Retirement Research at Boston College
KeywordsEmployment and Labor Force, Health Conditions and Status, Retirement Planning and Satisfaction, Social Security
Abstract

We use Health and Retirement Study data linked to the Department of Labor s O Net classification system to examine the relationship between lifetime exposure to occupational demands and retirement behavior. We consistently found that both non-routine cognitive analytic and non-routine physical demands were associated with worse health, earlier labor force exit, and increased use of Social Security Disability Insurance. The growing share of workers in jobs with high levels of cognitive demand may contribute to growth in DI use.

Endnote Keywords

retirement behavior/occupational demand/Social Security Disability Insurance/labor force exit/cognitive decline

Endnote ID

999999

Citation Key5985