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  1. Fulltext. Work transitions and health in later life.

    Article - En anglais



    The goal of the analysis was to examine the association between health status and work behavior among men aged 55-69.

    We specifically examined the conditions s under which health is most strongly associated with labor force exit and reentry.


    The association between health and labor force transitions was examined using logistic regression analyses, based on data from the 1984 and 1985 panels of the Survey of Income and Program Participation.


    We found that for men aged 55-69 in the mid-1980s, poor health was positively associated with labor force exit, and negatively associated with returns to work.

    Although these main effects are very strong, we found that health was particularly important among individuals for whom retirement was least attractive.

    Health had its most substantial association with work transitions among men with working wives, as well as among men who were younger, or who had limited non work financial resources.

    Health also had a particularly strong association with work transitions among Black men, but only with reference to reentry decisions.


    Our results suggest that continued work may have limited appeal for men who are prepared for retirement, even when they are in excellent health.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Santé, Travail, Retraite, Age, Mâle, Adulte, Homme, Personne âgée, Force travail

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health, Work, Retirement, Age, Male, Adult, Human, Elderly

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 99-0508293

    Code Inist : 002A26J05. Création : 22/03/2000.