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Title: Effects of Education on Retirement Among White Male Wage-and-Salary Workers
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1. Hardy, Melissa A.
Effects of Education on Retirement Among White Male Wage-and-Salary Workers
Sociology of Education 57,2 (April 1984): 84-98.
Also: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2112631
Cohort(s): Older Men
Publisher: American Sociological Association
Keyword(s): Behavior; Educational Attainment; Exits; Occupational Status; Retirement

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Education is generally recognized as a major determinant of occupational status, and its effect on career-entry positions as well as on subsequent locations within the occupational structure has been well documented in the status attainment literature. Using the more recent waves of the NLS of Older Men, this study focuses on labor force exits and examines the effect of education on retirement behavior. Results from a series of logistic estimations indicate that the net direct effect of educational attainment on the transition to a "retired" status primarily consists of discrete effects located within non-manual occupational categories. Having acquired a college degree reduces the likelihood of retirement among professional, technical, and kindred workers, and the presence of a high school diploma makes retirement less likely for sales and possibly clerical workers.
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Hardy, Melissa A. "Effects of Education on Retirement Among White Male Wage-and-Salary Workers." Sociology of Education 57,2 (April 1984): 84-98.