ERIC Number: ED025596
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1923-Jul
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The Length of Working Life for Males, 1900-60. Manpower Report Number 8.
Office of Manpower, Automation, and Training (DOL), Washington, DC.
Based on several tables of working life, the article provides some basic perspectives on major labor market developments for men and is intended to provide a background for the study of training and retraining needs in our modern industrial society. Among the developments discussed were: (1) Work life expectancy declined by one-half year between 1950 and 1960, reversing a long-term rise between 1900 and 1950, (2) The decline in work life expectancy resulted from a small increase in life expectancy combined with accelerated trends towards longer schooling and earlier retirement, (3) One of the circumstances most directly associated with the decline in the age of retirement has been the continued liberalization of social security benefits and coverage, (4) Under 1960 conditions a male worker at age 20 could expect to live almost 50 years and to work almost 43 years, (5) If it is assumed that the 1961 age patterns of job changing remain constant during the next 40 or so years, it can be estimated from the 1960 table of working life that a 20-year-old man will make more than six job changes (defined as a change of employer) during his remaining work life. Tables of working life for each age group from 14 through 85 are given for the years 1940, 1950, and 1960. (ET)
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Authoring Institution: Office of Manpower, Automation, and Training (DOL), Washington, DC.