The Relationship between Adverse Experiences over the Life Course and Later-life Retirement Due to Disability

Published: 2021
Project ID: UM21-07


We will use data about early- and midlife adversity from the Health and Retirement Study, including the new Life History Mail Survey, to examine the effects of adverse experiences on retirement due to disability. We hypothesize that early- and midlife adverse experiences will be associated with an increased likelihood of early retirement due to poor health and/or disability relative to continued work or retirement for any other reason.