Employment Transitions of Older Workers: The Role of Flexible Employment in Maintaining Labour Market Participation and Promoting Job Quality
The experience of an abrupt and often premature departure from work can leave individuals feeling disorientated and disappointed and can prevent their valuable economic potential from being tapped. This report explores the possibilities of more flexible forms of work that bridge the gap between a steady career job and retirement. It examines such jobs in the wider context of the types of transition that are being made by people leaving work early. Transitions after 50 seriesPeople are living longer, yet increasingly are leaving working life well before the state retirement age. The Joseph Rowntree Fountain programme, Transitions after 50, explores people's experiences, decisions and constraints as they pass from active labour market participation in their middle years towards a new identity in later life. Reports in this series look in particular at issues about work, income and activities beyond work during this period of transition.For other titles in this series, please follow the series link from the main catalogue page.
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Movements out of permanent fulltime employment 7
Movements into flexible employment 13
good jobs or bad? 20
Conclusions and policy implications 29
Regression models of training and earnings 37
age discrimination age group aged 50 analyses associated with exits associated with movements chances of leaving chapter Colin Mills compared current employer early retirement economic inactivity effect employment type encourage older workers exits from permanent factors associated Factors encouraging movement female fifth interview fixed-term contracts flexible employment full-time permanent gender gross hourly earnings gross hourly pay health problems human capital important increased job quality Joseph Rowntree Foundation labour force leaving permanent full-time less likelihood of exit limited business owners logistic regression London managers or professionals Meghir models older women pan-time part-time and temporary pension age permanent full permanent full-time employment permanent full-time job Policy Studies Institute quality of flexible Reductions in hours relatively remaining in permanent respondents Retirement Survey sample sector self-employed workers self-employment Table Taylor temporary employment temporary jobs temporary workers types of flexible variable wealth effect women aged workers aged