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ERIC Number: ED276934
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Nov-18
Pages: 25
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Transition to Retirement Jobs.
Iams, Howard M.
Many retired persons return to work, to some extent, following their retirement. Data from the 1982 New Beneficiary Survey (NBS) of 4,212 women and 5,307 men were examined to determine the employment of retired-worker beneficiaries who were working 18-30 months after first receiving retired-worker benefits. According to the NBS data, over one-fifth of new retired-worker beneficiaries were working 18-30 months after first receiving social security benefits. Most usually worked less than full time over the full year. Although measurement of changing hours in the NBS was imperfect, data suggest that part-time work results from employees decreasing their annual hours of work, primarily hours worked in a typical week. Retired-worker beneficiaries usually had modest annual earnings and hourly wages. Those under age 65 earned lower amounts than those aged 65-71. Retired-worker beneficiaries worked in all categories of occupations, but there were extensive gender differences. While about 30 percent of women worked in different occupations for different employers than they had in their longest job, about 45 percent of men did so. Seven tables are provided. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society (39th, Chicago, IL, November 19-23, 1986). Tables have small dot matrix print.