Dataset: Retirement Decision Processes, and Their Antecedents and Outcomes, 2014

Abstract

This study addressed older workers' relationship to work with the intention to nuance the understanding of how working conditions, work organisation (including special means implemented in the organisation to prolong older workers' careers) and workplace leadership relates to work ability, health, motivation and early versus late retirement. As older workers represent a wide range of work abilities, this empirical field includes a variety of adaptations ranging from poor health and expulsion from work, to self-determined early retirement of employees with excellent work ability. Previous research on ageing and work in Norway has focused on factors influencing older workers' timing of retirement, as well as mapping of different professions' early retirement patterns and tools to prolong older workers working careers. However, there is a lack of research regarding the individual worker's decision process preceding the act of retirement; little is known about factors influencing the decisions and the potential changes in decisions, and whether these decision processes are different for men and women. Knowledge in this area would increase authorities` and employers' insight into possibilities for influencing older workers' retirement decisions, which might be important as even moderate prolongations of average retirement ages will contribute with more man-years than can be realistically achieved by attempting to reduce sick leaves. Hence the objective of this project was to identify the factors influencing older workers retirement decisions. A special focus was on the relationships between organisational, individual, and societal factors. The research used both quantitative panel data (NorLAG), and qualitative interviews.  

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Variable Groups

Full Title

Retirement Decision Processes, and Their Antecedents and Outcomes, 2014

Identification Number

NSD2415

Authoring Entity

Name Affiliation
Furunes, Trude University of Stavanger

Producer

Name Affiliation Abbreviation Role
Furunes, Trude University of Stavanger UiS Principal Investigator

Copyright

Copyright (C) 2014 Trude Furunes, UiS

Funding Agency/Sponsor

Name Abbreviation Role Grant
The Research Council of Norway RCN 201536

Data Distributor

Name Affiliation Abbreviation
NSD – Norwegian Centre for Research Data NSD

Version

Date: 2017-06-06

Notes

Original data from Trude Furunes, University of Stavanger are documented and prepared, first NSD edition.

Bibliographic Citation

"Retirement Decision Processes, and Their Antecedents and Outcomes, 2014". Data collected by Trude Furunes, University of Stavanger. First NSD edition, Bergen 2017.

List of Keywords

Topic Classification

Time Period Covered

Start End Cycle
2010 2014

Date of Collection

Start End Cycle
2010 2014

Country

Norway  (NO)

Geographic Coverage

Country

Unit of Analysis

Individual

Universe

Permanent employees of three middle sized organizations, aged 58-70 years, and their leaders.

Kind of Data

Survey data

Time Method

Panel

Data Collector

Furunes, Trude, University of Stavanger  (UiS)

Sampling Procedure

Qualitative data was gathered through focus group interviews and individual interviews. 42 employees from three organisations, and their superiors, were repeatedly interviewed over three years. Inclusion criteria were permanent employees with at least 5 years of seniority, in the age range 58-70 years.

Mode of Data Collection

Other

Availability Status

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Restrictions

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Related Publications

Late Career Decision-Making: A Qualitative Panel Study

Furunes, T., Mykletun, R.J., Solem, P.E., de Lange, A.H., Syse, A., Schaufeli, W.B. & Ilmarinen, J. (2015) Late Career Decision-Making: A Qualitative Panel Study. Work, Aging and Retirement. 1(3), 284-295. doi: 10.1093/workar/wav011

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