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Adjustment to and satisfaction with retirement
Author(s)Scott H Beck
Journal titleJournal of Gerontology, vol 37, no 5, September 1982
Pagespp 616-624
KeywordsRetirement ; Life satisfaction ; Research ; United States of America.
AnnotationData from the US National Longitudinal Surveys of Mature Men was used to test the net effect of retirement on happiness with life, and to analyse an evaluation of a retirement item to discern specific factors that cause lower satisfaction with retirement. The main findings are as follows: first, although a negative bivariate relationship exists between retirement and happiness with life, retirement has no significant net effect; second, health factors, recent widowhood, and income have the greatest impact on happiness with life; and lastly, poor health, lower income, and earlier retirement are the main determinants of negative evaluations of retirement. (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-930422034 A
ClassmarkG3: F:5HH: 3A: 7T

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