Working Baby Boomers’ Knowledge of Retiree Health Benefits and Costs

Working Baby Boomers’ Knowledge of Retiree Health Benefits and Costs

Date: August 2012
Creator: Henning, Janet L.
Description: This study was exploratory in nature, with the purpose of examining the relationships between working Baby Boomers’ knowledge of retirement health benefits and health costs and actions they have taken to prepare for retirement. An online survey was completed by 209 Baby Boomers who are employed by three city governments in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. The research showed that health benefits knowledge does not predict retirement preparation but that Baby Boomers who demonstrate higher levels of knowledge-seeking behavior are more likely to undertake retirement preparation, specifically by purchasing an annuity. Among public sector working Baby Boomers, retirement preparation activities are found to be minimal. Age was found to predict knowledge-seeking behavior, in that older vs. younger Baby Boomers are more likely to engage in knowledge-seeking behavior related to retirement preparation. Current knowledge about health benefits does not predict retirement preparation.
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[Retirees in Jack Daniel's Old Office]

[Retirees in Jack Daniel's Old Office]

Date: February 1978
Creator: Clark, Junebug
Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: February, 1978. Lynchburg, Tennessee. Jack Daniel Retirees in Jack Daniel's Old Ofice together for a Jack Daniel's advertising shoot. L-R: Garland Dusenberry, Clarence Rollman, Lem Tolley, Charlie Walker, and two unidentified men. Clark Photofile: 9516-R7-36A
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[Retirees on the Front Porch]

[Retirees on the Front Porch]

Date: October 1965
Creator: Clark, Junebug
Description: Narrative by Junebug Clark: Photograph is from October 1965 and is shot at the Jack Daniel's Distillery in Lynchburg, TN. Retirees sitting on the front porch of Jack Daniel's Old Office. Joe Clark, HBSS is preparing to photograph them for a Jack Daniel's ad on its retirees. Identifications of retirees from left to right are as follows: Clarence Rollman, unidentified retiree, Herb Fanning, unidentified retiree, Irv Crutcher, Lem Tolley, unidentified retiree, and Joe Clark,HBSS.
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[Serving food]

[Serving food]

Date: December 16, 2005
Creator: Castillo, José L.
Description: Cafeteria workers are seen serving food for the retirees.
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[Women sewing]

[Women sewing]

Date: December 16, 2005
Creator: Castillo, José L.
Description: Three female retirees are pictured in a sewing room working on a project.
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Factors Influencing Older Adults' Patterns of Information Acquisition

Factors Influencing Older Adults' Patterns of Information Acquisition

Date: May 1989
Creator: Barnett, Mary Jane, 1952-
Description: A group of 101 older adults (sixty-five years of age and over) who lived independently in three retirement apartment residences in Denton, Texas, were asked about their patterns of reading, television viewing, and radio listening habits for two periods in their lives: (1) at age forty to fifty-five and (2) at the present. Respondents were asked about their use of external information sources (public library, grocery store, newsstand, etc.) and their use of proximate information sources (radio, friends/relatives, television, etc.) They were also asked about access to transportation, income satisfaction, status of general health, vision, hearing, physical mobility and reasons for utilizing various information sources. Four hypotheses relating changes in health, environment, economic status, and education to reasons for reading and use of information sources were tested through the use of t-tests, regression analysis and analysis of variance. Within this group of older adults, use of external information sources decreased from the past to the present. There was, however, no change in the use of information sources located in or near the residence as difficulties in these areas increased. A relationship was found between educational level and reading for pleasure earlier in life. Also, those with higher educational levels reported ...
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Locus of Control and Adjustment to Retirement

Locus of Control and Adjustment to Retirement

Date: December 1982
Creator: Abel, Bruce Jules
Description: None
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[News Script: Voting]

[News Script: Voting]

Date: November 5, 1957
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Description: Script from the WBAP-TV station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about Tarrant county citizens voting to continue a right-of-way tax.
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