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Burnout and the Retirement Decision
Nicole Maestas and Xiaoyan Li
WP 2007-166

  • As burnout rises, retirement becomes more probable, and as burnout recedes following retirement, labor force re-entry becomes more probable. 
  • Burnout among those who partially retire is low and changes little over time.
  • Burnout combined with health problems makes complete retirement more probable, whereas burnout without health problems makes unretirement more probable.