Gender differences in retirement transition goals and barriers: a case study in the university sector

Maloney, Suzanne (2022) Gender differences in retirement transition goals and barriers: a case study in the university sector. Labour & Industry: a journal of the social and economic relations of work. pp. 1-23. ISSN 1030-1763


Abstract

Australia’s retirement system is often heralded as world-class. Yet research investigating the superannuation system has reported highly gendered outcomes even in the university sector, which has generous superannuation provisions and established career management practices. This study investigates gender differences in retirement transition goals and barriers in the sector. Data from university employees who are 50 years or older show that gender differences exist. Women are more likely than men to be frustrated in their attempts to transition into retirement as desired and are more likely to desire a reduction in workdays per week. Men are more likely to prefer to continue working as currently or to reduce responsibility. Economic reasons are more likely to be the barrier for women, while organisational reasons are more likely to be the barrier for men.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: No Faculty
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: No Faculty
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2022 02:42
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2022 02:42
Uncontrolled Keywords: Retirement transition; retirement readiness; superannuation
Fields of Research (2020): 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3502 Banking, finance and investment > 350205 Household finance and financial literacy
35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3505 Human resources and industrial relations > 350502 Employment equity and diversity
35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3505 Human resources and industrial relations > 350504 Industrial and employee relations
35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3505 Human resources and industrial relations > 350506 Workforce planning
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 15 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 1503 Management and productivity > 150301 Industrial relations
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/10301763.2022.2034089
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/47468

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