Health and fiscal and psychological well-being in retirement

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This chapter reviews research regarding retirees' health and fiscal and psychological well-being in retirement. The chapter begins with a brief discussion of the meaning of health and fiscal and psychological well-being in retirement. It then introduces theoretical conceptualizations and relevant theories that may explain retirees' wellness states in retirement. The chapter then shifts to review the empirical findings related to these phenomena. Specifically, the causes, consequences, and time-associated changes of these well-being states are examined. The chapter concludes with a consideration of future directions that may improve research in this field.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of Work and Aging
EditorsWalter C. Borman, Jerry W. Hedge
Place of PublicationOxford UK
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9780199940752
ISBN (Print)9780195385052
Publication statusPublished - 16 Mar 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Adjustment process
  • Bridge employment
  • Fiscal well-being
  • Health
  • Psychological well-being
  • Retirement

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