Women working longer : increased employment at older ages / edited by Claudia Goldin and Lawrence F. Katz.

  • Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2018.
  • ©2018
x, 315 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.


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Summary note
"Today, more American women than ever before stay in the workforce into their sixties and seventies. This trend emerged in the 1980s, and has persisted during the past three decades, despite substantial changes in macroeconomic conditions. Why is this so? Today's older American women work full-time jobs at greater rates than women in other developed countries. In Women Working Longer, editors Claudia Goldin and Lawrence F. Katz assemble new research that presents fresh insights on the phenomenon of working longer. Their findings suggest that education and work experience earlier in life are connected to women's later-in-life work. Other contributors to the volume investigate additional factors that may play a role in late-life labor supply, such as marital disruption, household finances, and access to retirement benefits. A pioneering study of recent trends in older women's labor force participation, this collection offers insights valuable to a wide array of social scientists, employers, and policy makers."--Publisher's website.
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
  • Introduction / Claudia Goldin and Lawrence F. Katz
  • Transitions over the lifecycle. Women working longer: facts and some explanations / Claudia Goldin and Lawrence F. Katz
  • The return to work and women's employment decisions / Nicole Maestas
  • Understanding why black women are not working longer / Joanna N. Lahey
  • Family matters: caregiving, marriage, and divorce. Changes in marriage and divorce as drivers of employment and retirement of older women / Claudia Olivetti and Dana Rotz
  • Women working longer: labor market implications of providing family care / Sean Fahle and Kathleen McGarry
  • Financial considerations: resources, pensions, and social security. Older women's labor market attachment, retirement planning, and household debt / Annamaria Lusardi and Olivia S. Mitchell
  • Teaching, teachers' pensions, and retirement across recent cohorts of college graduate women / Maria D. Fitzpatrick
  • The role of social security benefits in the initial increase of older women's employment: evidence from the social security notch / Alexander Gelber, Adam Isen, and Jae Song
  • The hidden resources of women working longer: evidence from linked survey-administrative data / C. Adam Bee and Joshua Mitchell.
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