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Title: Aging Industries and Individuals: Retirement Decisions in the Context of Structural Economic Change
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1. Malone, Sarah Q.
Aging Industries and Individuals: Retirement Decisions in the Context of Structural Economic Change
Presented: Denver, CO, Population Association of America Meetings, April 1992
Cohort(s): Older Men
Publisher: Population Association of America
Keyword(s): Collective Bargaining; Industrial Classification; Local Labor Market; Occupations; Retirement; Unions

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Two levels of nationwide longitudinal data, the NLS of Older Men and County Business Patterns, were linked in event history analyses of retirement decisions of male private wage and salary workers 64 and under, 1975-1983. The analyses revealed that declining employment within these older men's 3-digit industries in their local labor market areas increased the hazard of leaving the labor force before the age of 65. Comparison with retirement decisions of a smaller group of NLS men 65 and over showed no effect of declining employment upon the decisions of this group during the same period. Declining employment's effect upon early retirement decisions was mediated by occupation type and union membership: Professional, technical, managerial and service workers with wages set by collective bargaining were most likely to have retirement decisions spurred by declining employment in the industries that employed them. Results support the idea that downsizing corporations have added early retirement inducements onto the relatively good pension plans of unionized and white collar workers.
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Malone, Sarah Q. "Aging Industries and Individuals: Retirement Decisions in the Context of Structural Economic Change." Presented: Denver, CO, Population Association of America Meetings, April 1992.