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ERIC Number: ED514366
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
The End of Mandatory Retirement for Doctoral Scientists and Engineers in Postsecondary Institutions: Retirement Patterns 10 Years Later. InfoBrief. NSF 11-302
Hoffer, Thomas B.; Sederstrom, Scott; Harper, Deborah
National Science Foundation
Mandatory retirement in postsecondary educational institutions ended in 1994. In this paper, examination of retirements in 1993 (just before the end of this practice) and again 10 years later shows that by 2003, the age distribution of doctoral scientists and engineers working in postsecondary institutions had shifted, with a larger proportion being older than 56 years of age, compared with 1993. However, this is not solely due to changes in the propensity of the older age groups to retire. Tracking retirement is a challenge because many individuals continue to work in another capacity after officially retiring from one job, and others move in and out of retirement in the same type of job. In this report, "retired individuals" are those whose most recent employment was in a postsecondary institution and are not working because they have retired, and those who have retired but are working part time in any sector. It does not include individuals who retired from a postsecondary institution and later returned to full-time employment in any sector. (Contains 1 figure, 4 tables and 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Division of Science Resources Statistics