ERIC Number: ED030057
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Lifetime Allocation of Work and Leisure.
Kreps, Juanita M.
Concentrating on the trend toward early retirement in the United States and the factors responsible for it, this study draws comparisons between the work and leisure pattern in the United States, with its growing tendency toward retirement below age 65, and the patterns of certain western European nations (principally the United Kingdom, West Germany, Sweden, and Switzerland). There the author finds no comparable trend toward early retirement, and in some cases finds encouragement of workers to remain in the labor force beyond age 65. It is suggested that there may be advantages, both to the individual worker and to the economy, in distributing (and therefore financing) added leisure within the framework of working life, possibly through longer vacation periods, retraining programs, and shorter work weeks. The document includes a chart, 12 tables, and notes on census data for comparisons between and within countries over time with respect to labor force activity rates. (ly)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Comparative Analysis, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Employment, Females, Fringe Benefits, Income, Labor Force, Leisure Time, Males, National Surveys, Productivity, Research, Retirement, Statistical Data, Work Life Expectancy
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Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC. Office of Research and Statistics.
Identifiers: Great Britain; Sweden; Switzerland; West Germany