ERIC Number: ED225099
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Preretirement Work Options: Evaluation Report. Volume 2.
Holden, Karen C.; And Others
Pre-Retirement Work Options is a demonstration project designed to develop and test alternative employment patterns for older workers in the Wisconsin Civil Service System. The program ws evaluated to determine the interest of older state workers in reducing their work hours prior to retirement as well as the impact of that reduction for those who actually reduced their hours of work. Results showed that about 5 percent of the workers were interested in reducing their working hours, often citing growing job dissatisfaction and declining health. The vast majority of respondents named loss in future retirement income as a major concern in altering current work and retirement plans. Actual reductions in work hours produced few changes in job satisfaction, job performance, or supervisors' attitudes. The findings suggest that a phased retirement program will benefit about 5 percent of older state workers by allowing them to reduce their hours of work prior to retirement. (Author/JAC)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Employee Attitudes, Employment Patterns, Gerontology, Government Employees, Job Satisfaction, Middle Aged Adults, Older Workers, Part Time Employment, Program Evaluation, Retirement, Work Attitudes, Working Hours
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Center for Demography and Ecology.