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Is poor mental health a risk factor for retirement? Findings from a longitudinal population survey

Olesen, Sarah C; Butterworth, Peter; Rodgers, Bryan


Purpose Poor mental health may influence people’s decisions about, and ability to, keep working into later adulthood. The identification of factors that drive retirement provides valuable information for policymakers attempting to mitigate the effects of population ageing. This study examined whether mental health predicts subsequent retirement in a general population sample, and whether this association varied with the timing of retirement. Methods Longitudinal data from 2,803 people...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015-02-18
Type: Journal article
Source: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology 47 (2012): 735-744
DOI: 10.1007/s00127-011-0375-7


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