Publication Date

October 2003

Abstract

This report presents key findings from a survey that examines employer reactions to an older white-collar worker’s request for reduced hours. The survey was funded by the Sloan Foundation, and is the first of its kind to be carried out in a nationally representative sample of establishments. It focuses on establishments with 20 or more employees, at least two of whom are white-collar and age 55 or older. It finds that while few employers have formal policies toward phased retirement, many are willing to permit phased retirement on an informal basis.

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Suggested Citation: Hutchens, R. (2003) The Cornell study of employer phased retirement policies: A report on key findings. Ithaca, NY. School of Industrial and Labor Relations. Cornell University.
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