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Reasons, Processes, and Results


  • Gary A. Adams PhD
  • Terry A. Beehr PhD

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This book reviews, summarizes, and integrates a diverse literature on the topic of retirement and provides a coherent view to better inform researchers and practitioners. Organized around three phases of the retirement process--pre-retirement, retirement decision-making, and post-retirement--the chapters examine economic, sociological, gerontological, and psychological theory and research. Topics discussed include: types of retirement, retirement planning and preparation, early retirement incentive programs, the economics of the retirement decision-making, and work after retirement, among others. Contributors include Jerome Kaplan, Kenneth Shultz, Harvey Sterns, and Linda Stroh.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date August 11, 2003
  • Page Count 328
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826120540
  • EISBN 9780826197375

Table of Contents 

  1. Introduction and Overview of Current Research and Thinking on Retirement, T.A. Beehr and G.A. Adams
  2. Contexts and Pathways: Retirement as Institution, Process, and Experience, M.D. Szinovacz
  3. Retirement Planning and Preparation, M.A. Taylor
  4. Endgame: The Design and Implementation of Early Retirement Incentive Programs, D.C. Feldman
  5. Extending Work Lives: Are Current Approaches Tools or Talismans?, M.M. Greller and L.K. Stroh
  6. The Economics of the Retirement Decision, C.B. Hatcher
  7. Beyond Health and Wealth: Attitudinal and Other Influences on Retirement Decision-making, J.L. Barnes-Farrell
  8. Self-Management of Career and Retirement, H.L. Sterns and J. Kaplan
  9. Bridge Employment: Work After Retirement, K.S. Shultz
  10. Early Retirement Systems and Behavior: An International Perspective, K. Henkens, H.P. Van Dalen, and Erasmus
  11. University Rotterdam Data Analytic Techniques for Retirement Research, M.J. Zickar and R.E. Gibby
  12. Concluding Observations and Future Endeavors, T.A. Beehr and G.A. Adams