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date: 23 November 2020

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This chapter considers the complex role of age and gender in the retirement process. Although typically used as control variables in research, we discuss relevant theories that might explain why both age and gender need to be considered as key drivers of the process, then review empirical findings related to their effect on retirement timing, on the various patterns of work and non-work that people choose when transitioning to full retirement, on the extent that people plan for retirement, and on their level of adjustment in retirement.

Keywords: retirement, age, gender, retirement planning, subjective life expectancy, older workers, bridge employment, phased retirement

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