Life satisfaction of working retirees in Europe

Ellen Dingemans, Christianus Henkens

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    Objectives. With the increased prevalence of
    working after retirement, questions are raised
    about its consequences for life satisfaction. This
    study examines differences in life satisfaction
    between full retirees and working retirees in
    Europe. We hypothesize that these differences
    depend on the financial resources of retirees and the resources available in the household and country context.
    Method. We selected retirees aged 60 to 75 from the ‘Survey of Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe’ project (N = 53 242) and estimated country fixed effects models to explain their life satisfaction.
    Results. The results indicate a positive relationship between working after retirement and life satisfaction for retirees with low pension income without a partner. Additionally, working after retirement seems to be most important for life satisfaction in relatively poor countries.
    Discussion. The study results suggest that
    financial resources are an important boundary
    condition for understanding the impact of working after retirement on life satisfaction in Europe.
    Originele taal-2English
    Aantal pagina's1
    StatusPublished - 4-jul-2018
    EvenementBritish Society of Gerontology 47th Annual Conference -
    Duur: 4-jul-20186-jul-2018


    ConferenceBritish Society of Gerontology 47th Annual Conference

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