Retirement: Reasons, Processes, and Results

Retirement: Reasons, Processes, and Results



This book reviews, summarizes, and integrates a diverse literature on the topic of retirement and provides a coherent view to better inform researchers and practitioners. Organized around three phases of the retirement process--pre-retirement, retirement decision-making, and post-retirement--the chapters examine economic, sociological, gerontological, and psychological theory and research. Topics discussed include: types of retirement, retirement planning and preparation, early retirement incentive programs, the economics of the retirement decision-making, and work after retirement, among others. Contributors include Jerome Kaplan, Kenneth Shultz, Harvey Sterns, and Linda Stroh.



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New York


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Table of Contents

Introduction and overview of current research and thinking on retirement / Terry A. Beehr and Gary A. Adams

Contexts and pathways / Maximiliane E. Szinovacz

Retirement planning and preparation / Mary Anne Taylor and Dennis Doverspike

Endgame / Daniel C. Feldman

Extending work lives / Martin M. Greller and Linda K. Stroh

The economics of the retirement decision / Charles B. Hatcher

Beyond health and wealth / Janet L. Barnes-Farrell

Self-management of career and retirement / Harvey L. Sterns and Jerome Kaplan

Bridge employment / Kenneth S. Shultz

Early retirement systems and behavior in an international perspective / Kène Henkens and Hendrik P. Van Dalen

Data analytic techniques for retirement research / Michael J. Zickar and Robert E. Gibby

Concluding observations and future endeavors / Terry A. Beehr and Gary A. Adams.

Retirement: Reasons, Processes, and Results