Department of Health and Social Security and Department of Employment: Reasons for Retirement dataset
The Reasons for Retirement Dataset comprises data collected from a random sample, which was the result of a stratified random sample from a postal sift, of retired people and those who continued working after normal retiring age. It consisted of men aged 55-72 and women aged 50-72 in Great Britain. It included data on constraints on working after or just before normal retirement, and effects of various personal, policy and environmental factors on timing of retirement.
The datasets in this series are available to download. Links to individual datasets can be found at piece level.
The original hardware, Operating System, application software, and user interface are not known.
Logical structure and schema: The dataset was transferred to the Essex Data Archive in 1980 in ASCII on 9-track tape (labelled, fixed-length record text files of 80 characters, 10 records per block). The data was transferred to NDAD as four fixed length text files.
How data was originally captured and validated: Data was collected by means of face-to-face interview with the use of questionnaires.
The Reasons for Retirement dataset is closed in that once the data was entered it was archived and not subsequently overwritten by other data.
The Reasons for Retirement Dataset was a study undertaken at the request of, and sponsored by, the Department of Health and Social Security (DHSS) and the Department of Employment (DE). The investigation was done by the Social Survey Division of the Office of Population Censuses and Surveys.
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