Men who work at age 70 or older.

TitleMen who work at age 70 or older.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsOzawa, MN, Lum, TYS
JournalJ Gerontol Soc Work
Date Published2005
ISSN Number0163-4372
Call Numberpubs_2005_Ozawa-Lum.pdf
KeywordsAged, Employment, Health Status, Humans, Logistic Models, Male, Multivariate Analysis, Public Policy, Socioeconomic factors, United States

The federal policy on older workers has shifted from the encouragement of early withdrawal from the labor force to the encouragement of continuous participation in the labor force. In this light, it is instructive to investigate the backgrounds of elderly people who work at age 70 or older. This article presents the findings of a study, using data from the 1993 Asset and Health Dynamics of the Oldest Old Study, that investigated the effects of health, economic conditions (net worth, employer-provided pensions, and supplemental medical insurance coverage), education, and spouse's work status on the probability of working among men aged 70 or older. The study addressed the probability of working, the probability of working fulltime and of working part-time, and the probability of being self-employed and of being employed by others. Implications for policy are discussed.

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Older Workers/health status/Socioeconomic Factors/Public Policy

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Alternate JournalJ Gerontol Soc Work
Citation Key7051
PubMed ID16219599