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Retirement transitions, gender, and psychological well-being: a life-course, ecological model.
TLDR
Making the transition to retirement within the last 2 years is associated with higher levels of morale for men, whereas being "continuously" retired is related to greater depressive symptoms among men.
A life course perspective on retirement, gender, and well-being.
  • P. Moen
  • Economics
    Journal of occupational health psychology
  • 1 April 1996
TLDR
A life course model of the pathways through occupational career and retirement leading to health suggests a research agenda that can produce important insights on the dynamics and consequences of the retirement transition, including the mechanisms and conditions linking withdrawal from employment to changes in health and well-being.
Changing Workplaces to Reduce Work-Family Conflict
TLDR
This study points to the importance of schedule control for the understanding of job quality and for management policies and practices, primarily by increasing employees’ schedule control.
Scaling back: Dual-earner couples' work-family strategies
Recent work has focused substantially on one subset of dual-earners, the high-powered two-career couple. We use in-depth interviews with more than 100 people in middle-class dual-earner couples in
Changing Work and Work-Family Conflict
TLDR
A group-randomized trial in which some units in an information technology workplace were randomly assigned to participate in an initiative that targeted work practices, interactions, and expectations by training supervisors on the value of demonstrating support for employees’ personal lives and prompting employees to reconsider when and where they work is used.
From ‘work–family’ to the ‘gendered life course’ and ‘fit’: five challenges to the field
This article introduces the concepts of the ‘gendered life course’ and ‘life-course fit’ in order to provide a broader, dynamic, and contextual perspective on the match or mismatch characterizing the
Is Retirement Good or Bad for Subjective Well-Being?
Retirement has been viewed either as a transition that is accompanied by psychological distress or as a time of continued, or even enhanced, subjective well-being. Existing evidence is mixed, with
Gender, employment, and retirement quality: a life course approach to the differential experiences of men and women.
TLDR
It is found that men report greater retirement satisfaction than women, although the difference is small, and this results underscore the importance of a life course focus on gendered pathways to and through life transitions such as retirement.
The Gendered Life Course
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