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Title:Do Pensions Impede Phased Retirement? PDF Logo
Authors:Even, William E.
Macpherson, David A.
Issue Date:2004
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion paper series 1353
Abstract:Many workers reveal a preference for a gradual reduction in work hours as they approach retirement (?phased retirement?), rather than a sudden change from full-time work to full-time retirement. Pension regulations may impede phased retirement without a switch of employers by prohibiting access to pension assets. This study uses Health and Retirement Survey data to investigate the extent to which a gradual reduction in work hours is made difficult by pensions, particularly defined benefit plans. The study also explores other possible impediments to phased retirement.
Subjects:phased retirement
JEL:J32
J26
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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