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Source: Journal of Business and Psychology
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1. Crowley, Joan E.
Longitudinal Effects of Retirement on Men's Well-Being and Health
Journal of Business and Psychology 1,2 (Winter 1986): 95-113
Cohort(s): Older Men
Publisher: Plenum Publishing Corporation
Keyword(s): Health/Health Status/SF-12 Scale; Retirees; Retirement; Transfers, Skill; Well-Being

This paper explored both the psychological and physical quality of life of retired men, using data from the NLS of Older Men. Five categories of retirees were established: voluntary early age, voluntary normal age, health, mandatory, and discouraged. The analysis is based on 1,200 men (aged 54-69 yrs) who were in the labor force at the 1976 interview, had not retired before that time, and who were interviewed in 1981. About half the respondents retired in the 5 years between interviews. Using several measures of well-being, voluntary retirees were found to consider themselves better off than did other retirees or comparable respondents still working. The effect of retirement on well-being seems highly related to other circumstances (especially financial security and health) surrounding the individual, rather than to the event of retirement, per se. [(c)APA]
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Crowley, Joan E. "Longitudinal Effects of Retirement on Men's Well-Being and Health." Journal of Business and Psychology 1,2 (Winter 1986): 95-113.