Examining Bridge Employment From a Self-employment Perspective : Evidence From the Health and Retirement Study
von Bonsdorff, M., Zhan, Y., Song, Y., & Wang, M. (2017). Examining Bridge Employment From a Self-employment Perspective : Evidence From the Health and Retirement Study. Work, Aging and Retirement, 3(3), 298-312. https://doi.org/10.1093/workar/wax012
Published inWork, Aging and Retirement
© The Authors 2017. This is a final draft version of an article whose final and definitive form has been published by OUP. Published in this repository with the kind permission of the publisher.
This study examines bridge employment decision-making from a self-employment perspective using 3 prominent retirement theories, the life course perspective, continuity theory and role theory. Focusing on self-employment extends the current theoretical understanding of bridge employment and offers interesting implications for retirement policy-making. Specifically, using longitudinal data from the Health and Retirement Study (n = 2,080), we conducted multinomial regression analysis to examine who were more/less likely to fully retire, enter bridge employment in the wage-and-salary form, or enter bridge employment in the self-employment form. Furthermore, we examined the role of pre-retirement self-employment status, to provide us with more information on the very much understudied retirement process of entrepreneurs and self-employed workforce. Our findings indicated that self-employment can be considered as an independent form of bridge employment, apart from bridge employment in wage-and-salary jobs. Furthermore, the decision to enter different forms of bridge employment, including self-employment, may stem from a variety of antecedents. Practical implications of this study are also discussed. ...
PublisherOxford University Press
Publication in research information system
MetadataShow full item record
- Liikuntatieteiden tiedekunta 
Related funder(s)Academy of Finland
Funding program(s)Others, AoF; Research post as Academy Research Fellow, AoF; Research costs of Academy Research Fellow, AoF
Additional information about fundingM. E. v. Bonsdorff has received support from the Academy of Finland (grant number 294530, 307114 and 303920). M. Wang's work on this article was supported in part by the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences and research grants from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (no. 71571118 and Key Program no. 71132003)
Showing items with similar title or keywords.
Böckerman, Petri; Ilmakunnas, Pekka (Akava, 2020)Artikkelissa tarkastellaan koettujen työolojen ja johtamisen merkitystä eläkkeelle siirtymiseen. Työntekijöiden kokema työn vaarallisuus ja siihen liittyvät haitat sekä alentavat ikääntyneiden työntekijöiden työtyytyväisyyttä. ...
Work-loss years among people diagnosed with diabetes : a reappraisal from a life course perspective von Bonsdorff, Mikaela; von Bonsdorff, Monika; Haanpää, Maija; Salonen, Minna; Mikkola, Tuija M.; Kautiainen, Hannu; Eriksson, Johan G. (Springer, 2018)Aims Early exit from the workforce has been proposed to be one of the unfavorable consequences of diabetes. We examined whether early exit from the workforce differed between persons who were and were not diagnosed with ...
Eläkkeelle siirtyvien elämäntilanne : tutkimus eläkkeelle siirtyvien sosiaalisista suhteista, elämän hallinnasta, elämäntilanteen kokemisesta ja asenteista Taskinen, Helena; Leveelahti, Anri (1991)
Haapanen, Mika; Tervo, Hannu (Taylor & Francis, 2009)Previous research has shown that the local environment is important for self-employment. The dynamics of self-employment varies between areas characterized by different labour market conditions, entrepreneurial traditions ...
Tervo, Hannu (European Regional Science Association (ERSA), 2014)[Introduction] Different regions may provide varying opportunities for entrepreneurship (Reynolds et al. 1994; Tervo 2007; Naude et al. 2008), which may also be the case at older ages. Not all places are alike in their ...