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Becoming an Entrepreneur after Retirement: Results from a Longitudinal Study in the Netherlands

  • Hanna van Solinge
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Abstract

Self-employment and entrepreneurship among older age groups is rising (Wang, Zhan, Liu and Shultz 2008). This trend seems related to a broader development in older workers work-retirement and life-cycle career choices. Considerable research has established that retirement can be characterised as a process which can take multiple forms (Beehr and Bennett 2007). Many older adults engage in some form of transitional employment (so-called bridge jobs) between their career employment and complete labour force withdrawal, combining earnings and the receipt of retirement benefits. The importance of these bridge jobs, including self-employment, is likely to increase in the future (Cahill, Giandrea and Quinn 2013).

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Life Satisfaction Early Retirement Entrepreneurial Preference Satisfaction With Life Scale Wage Employment 
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