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Title: Consequences of Retirement
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1. Palmore, Erdman B.
Fillenbaum, Gerda G.
George, Linda K.
Consequences of Retirement
Journal of Gerontology 39,1 (January 1984): 109-116.
Also: http://geronj.oxfordjournals.org/content/39/1/109.abstract
Cohort(s): Older Men
Publisher: Gerontological Society of America
Keyword(s): Age and Ageing; Career Patterns; Early Retirement; Health/Health Status/SF-12 Scale; Income; Life Satisfaction; Retirement; Retirement History Study

Six longitudinal data sets are used to examine the consequences of retirement, controlling for preretirement characteristics. Results show: (1) about one-half to three-fourths of income differences between the retired and working was caused by retirement; (2) little, if any, of the health differences are caused by retirement; (3) there are few effects of retirement on social activity; and (4) there are few effects on attitudes such as life satisfaction and happiness. Early retirement, however, has stronger effects than retirement at normal ages. The results show that retirement has different effects depending on type of outcome and timing of retirement.
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Palmore, Erdman B., Gerda G. Fillenbaum and Linda K. George. "Consequences of Retirement." Journal of Gerontology 39,1 (January 1984): 109-116.