Leaving Employment Early

Dench S, Norton R | Report 322 | Institute for Employment Studies | Oct 1996

This is a survey of people taking early retirement from seven large employers, all of which were going through major programmes of change and reductions in employee numbers.

The report investigates their attitudes towards early retirement, and their attachment to and subsequent experiences in the labour market.

It explores their financial situation, the types of advice and support available to them, and the adequacy of these. What were their general perceptions about how things worked out?