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ERIC Number: EJ857240
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0091-4150
The Choice between Retirement and Bridge Employment: A Continuity Theory and Life Course Perspective
von Bonsdorff, Monika E.; Shultz, Kenneth S.; Leskinen, Esko; Tansky, Judith
International Journal of Aging and Human Development, v69 n2 p79-100 2009
The rapid aging of the workforce in most developed countries, and the strengthening presence of bridge employment among older employees, has brought about a need for a deeper theoretical and practical understanding of this employment phenomenon. This study examined the concept of bridge employment from a continuity theory and life course perspective. Several personal and job-related antecedents of 539 middle-aged and older U.S. Federal Government employees' intentions of full retirement or engagement in bridge employment were investigated. A multinomial logistic regression analysis provided support for most of the hypotheses on the antecedents of full retirement and overall bridge employment intentions and hence offered several practical implications for the U.S. Federal Government, as well as other governmental employers. Implications of these results are discussed from a continuity theory and life course perspective. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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