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Gendered late careers in the United States and the United Kingdom: a sequence analysis

Van der Horst, Mariska, Lain, D., Madero-Cabib, I., Calvo, E., Vickerstaff, Sarah (2017) Gendered late careers in the United States and the United Kingdom: a sequence analysis. Innovation in Aging, 1 (suppl_). pp. 678-679. ISSN 2399-5300. E-ISSN 2399-5300. (doi:10.1093/geroni/igx004.2418) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Numerous policy reforms in the 21 century have tried to extend working lives without paying enough attention to the gendered nature of late careers. Combining a life-course approach with sequence analysis techniques, this study empirically explores how gendered are late careers in the United States and the United Kingdom. Drawing on data for the last decade from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) and the English Longitudinal Study on Ageing (ELSA), we identify multiple types of labor force sequences. Preliminary results suggest that labor force sequences five years before and after the legal retirement age are more unstable and diverse for women in the United Kingdom. In contrast, labor force sequences for males are similarly stable and homogenous in both countries. We discuss the policy implications of these results for the financial security and health of both females and males in old age.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1093/geroni/igx004.2418
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
SWORD Depositor: JISC Publications Router
Depositing User: Sarah Vickerstaff
Date Deposited: 01 Nov 2018 14:22 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 21:21 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/69821 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Van der Horst, Mariska: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5988-7318
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