Reference : Increases in well-being in the transition to retirement for unemployed. Catching up w...
Scientific journals : Article
Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Sociology & social sciences
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/32074
Increases in well-being in the transition to retirement for unemployed. Catching up with formerly employed persons
English
Ponomarenko, Valentina mailto [GESIS-Leibniz-Institute for the Social Sciences]
Leist, Anja mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
Chauvel, Louis mailto [University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Language and Literature, Humanities, Arts and Education (FLSHASE) > Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) >]
In press
Ageing & Society
Cambridge University Press
Yes (verified by ORBilu)
0144-686X
1469-1779
[en] retirement ; unemployment ; transition ; labour market inactivity ; subjective well-being ; life course
[en] This paper examines the extent to which well-being levels change in the transition to retirement depending on transitioning from being employed, unemployed, or economically inactive. Whereas transitioning from employment to unemployment has been found to cause a decrease of subjective well-being with more time spent in unemployment, it is not clear how transitioning from unemployment to retirement affects well-being levels. We use the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe to monitor life satisfaction of respondents who retire in between two waves. We portray well-being scores before and after retirement and then identify the change in life satisfaction during the retirement transition using a First Difference model. Results indicate that being unemployed before retirement is associated with an increase in life satisfaction, but presents mainly a catching-up effect compared to employed persons transitioning to retirement. Retirement from labour market inactivity does not lead to significant changes in well-being. Findings are robust to selection into unemployment and country differences. As well-being of unemployed persons recovers after transitioning to retirement, especially the currently unemployed population should be supported to prevent detrimental consequences of economically unfavourable conditions and lower well-being.
Integrative Research Unit: Social and Individual Development (INSIDE) > PEARL Institute for Research on Socio-Economic Inequality (IRSEI)
Fonds National de la Recherche - FnR
http://hdl.handle.net/10993/32074
FnR ; FNR9522302 > Louis Chauvel > ProSocial > A Research Programme On Social Inequality Within The National, European And International Context > 01/06/2012 > 31/05/2017 > 2011

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