Is Retirement Good or Bad for Subjective Well-Being?

  title={Is Retirement Good or Bad for Subjective Well-Being?},
  author={Jungmeen E. Kim and Phyllis Moen},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  pages={83 - 86}
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 some studies reporting retirement as positively related to well-being and others reporting a negative relationship or none at all. Our research indicates that developmental and social contexts shape an individual's retirement decisions and experiences, so that retirement should be studied in its… 

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