Working Baby Boomers’ Knowledge of Retiree Health Benefits and Costs Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Working Baby Boomers’ Knowledge of Retiree Health Benefits and Costs

Creator

  • Author: Henning, Janet L.
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Chair: Swan, James H.
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Turner, K. Whisnant (Keith Whisnant)
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Ingman, Stanley R.
    Contributor Type: Personal

Publisher

  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
    Additional Info: www.unt.edu

Date

  • Creation: 2012-08

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content 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.

Subject

  • Keyword: Baby boomers
  • Keyword: health benefits
  • Keyword: health costs
  • Keyword: retirees
  • Keyword: retirement planning
  • Keyword: public sector employees

Collection

  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

Rights

  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights Holder: Henning, Janet L.
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights Reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc149607

Degree

  • Academic Department: Department of Sociology
  • Degree Discipline: Applied Gerontology
  • Degree Level: Doctoral
  • Degree Name: Doctor of Philosophy
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas
  • Degree Publication Type: disse

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