ECONorthwest’s Kevin E. Cahill co-authored an article with researchers from Stockholm University that was recently published in Work, Aging and Retirement. The study was titled, “Changes in Job Quality as People Work Beyond Pensionable Age in Sweden,” and used individual-level data from the Swedish Longitudinal Occupational Survey of Health to examine changes in job quality among workers in their sixties. Dr. Cahill and his co-authors concluded that “Work beyond pensionable age is a distinctive period, characterized by employment that becomes more flexible and rewarding and less stressful. These improvements are a function of older individuals’ preferences and ability to work fewer hours and transition to new lines of work.”
View the paper here.