Expectations and Realization of Joint Retirement among Dual-Worker Couples.

TitleExpectations and Realization of Joint Retirement among Dual-Worker Couples.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsHo, J, Raymo, JM
JournalRes Aging
Volume31
Issue2
Pagination153-179
Date Published2009
ISSN Number1552-7573
Call Numbernewpubs20090302_HoRaymo.pdf
Abstract

<p>Using data from the first seven waves of the Health and Retirement Study (1992 to 2004), the authors examined the extent to which joint retirement expectations were realized, the role of couple-level agreement in facilitating joint retirement, whether husbands' or wives' expectations were more likely to be realized in cases of disagreement, and factors associated with the realization of expectations. The results indicate that couples expecting joint retirement were over three times more likely to retire jointly than couples in which neither spouse expected to do so. However, the probability of joint retirement did not differ between couples in which both spouses expected to retire jointly and those in which only one spouse expected to do so. Wives' and husbands' expectations were equally strong predictors of joint retirement, and retirement age, health, spouses' relative earnings, and discussions of retirement were related to the likelihood of realizing joint retirement expectations.</p>

DOI10.1177/0164027508328308
User Guide Notes

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20808727?dopt=Abstract

Endnote Keywords

Couples/Retirement Expectations

Endnote ID

19790

Alternate JournalRes Aging
Citation Key7295
PubMed ID20808727
PubMed Central IDPMC2929847
Grant ListP30 AG017266 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
P30 AG017266-11 / AG / NIA NIH HHS / United States
R24 HD047873 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States
R24 HD047873-06 / HD / NICHD NIH HHS / United States