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Book Chapter Insights 2018-19: Findings from the UK Household Longitudinal Study

What’s driving unretirement – might it exacerbate inequalities in later life?

Authors

Editors

Michaela Benzeval, Magda Borkowska, Charlotte Hamilton, Susan Harkness, Rebecca Parsons, Raj Patel, and Alina Pelikh

Publication date

2018

Summary

Key points: Unretirement is relatively common; around one quarter of retirees in this study took up paid work again after retiring. Unretirement was more likely among men, people with academic qualifications and people in good health. There was little evidence that unretirement was due to financial hardship.

Subjects

Older People and Labour Market

Links

https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/research/findings


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    2. Labour Market
    3. Economics
    4. Life Course Analysis

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