The Influence of Interlocked Employment-Family Trajectories on Retirement Timing

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serval:BIB_AC4E42CA5D2A
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
The Influence of Interlocked Employment-Family Trajectories on Retirement Timing
Journal
Work, Aging and Retirement
Author(s)
Madero-Cabib I., Gauthier J.-A., Le Goff J.-M.
ISSN
2054-4650
ISSN-L
2054-4642
Publication state
In Press
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Language
english
Abstract
How are employment and family experiences simultaneously linked to the timing of retirement? Based on a life-course perspective, this article aims to understand the way in which different work and family statuses accumulated throughout adult life, lead to early, on-time, or late withdrawals from the labour market. We focused on Switzerland, a country characterised by a liberal and flexible pension structure that provides widespread institutional mechanisms for both early and late retirement. Using longitudinal methods such as multichannel sequence analysis and event history analysis, we have created types of interlocked employment and family trajectories from age 20 to 57, and estimated their effects on the risk of retirement after age 58. The data come from the retrospective survey SHARELIFE, focused on ageing topics. The results show particularly that whereas early and 'on-time' retirement is not likely for individuals-mostly women-with trajectories characterised by housework responsibilities, part-time jobs, and investments only in the public pension fund, late retirement is associated with the absence of a partner's financial support. In the conclusion, we argue that the Swiss retirement institution should consider alternative mechanisms to offer more balanced retirement opportunities to its citizens, especially to those following less advantaged employment-family trajectories.
Keywords
retirement, employment-family trajectories, gender differences, multichannel sequence analysis, event history analysis, SHARELIFE data
Create date
27/08/2015 17:40
Last modification date
20/08/2019 15:16
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