Het welbevinden van (vervroegd) gepensioneerden: De rol van onvrijwillig uittreden en het doorstarten in betaalde arbeid

Ellen Dingemans, Kène Henkens

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Retirement is increasingly recognized as a process that can take multiple forms and may contain a continuation in paid work after career exit, referred to as bridge employment. This research investigated the consequences of bridge employment for well-being of older adults during the transition to retirement. Bridge employment was assumed to compensate for the negative impact of involuntary career exit on well-being in later life. Furthermore, well-being was expected to be influenced by the different intentions and motives for taking bridge jobs. We used panel data on Dutch retirees. The results of the conditional change models demonstrate that involuntary retirement was detrimental for well-being, but engagement in a bridge job was found to mitigate this negative shock. In addition, older adults who searched for bridge jobs but were unable to find one reported decreased levels of well-being. Moreover …
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)312-320
Number of pages9
JournalTijdschrift voor Gerontologie en Geriatrie
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014
Externally publishedYes

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