Reentering the Labor Force after Retirement

Posted: 19 Aug 2015

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Kevin E. Cahill

Boston College

Michael D. Giandrea

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Joseph F. Quinn

Boston College - Department of Economics

Date Written: August 17, 2015

Abstract

Data from the longitudinal Health and Retirement Study indicate that approximately 15 percent of older Americans with career jobs returned to the labor force after having retired; respondents were more likely to reenter the workforce if they were younger, were in better health, or had a defined-contribution pension plan.

Keywords: Economics of Aging, Partial Retirement, Gradual Retirement

JEL Classification: J26, J14, J32, H55

Suggested Citation

Cahill, Kevin E. and Giandrea, Michael D. and Quinn, Joseph F., Reentering the Labor Force after Retirement (August 17, 2015). Monthly Labor Review, Vol. 134, No. 6, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2645874

Kevin E. Cahill (Contact Author)

Boston College ( email )

Chestnut Hill, MA 02167
United States

Michael D. Giandrea

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE
Washington, DC, 20212-0001
United States

Joseph F. Quinn

Boston College - Department of Economics ( email )

140 Commonwealth Avenue
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
United States

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