Gender differences in the effect of social resources and social status on the retirement satisfaction and health of retirees.

TitleGender differences in the effect of social resources and social status on the retirement satisfaction and health of retirees.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of PublicationForthcoming
AuthorsWang, Y, Matz-Costa, C
JournalJournal of Gerontological Social Work
ISSN Number1540-4048
KeywordsGender Differences, Retirement Planning and Satisfaction, Social Support
Abstract

This study explores the effect of positive and negative social support, social reciprocity, and subjective social status on the retirement satisfaction and health of retirees and gender differences therein. Using cross-sectional data from the 2010 and 2012 waves of the Health and Retirement Study (HRS), we found that social support seems to matter more for the retirement satisfaction and health of women, while social reciprocity matters more for the health of men and subjective social status for the retirement satisfaction of men. Implications for the development of social programs and policies over the life course are discussed.<

DOI10.1080/01634372.2018.1474156
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Alternate JournalJ Gerontol Soc Work
Citation Key9635
PubMed ID29768108