Employers and Older Workers: CRR Survey Data

To get a better understanding of the employment prospects of older workers, the Center for Retirement Research has conducted two surveys of 400 private-sector for-profit and non-profit employers. The surveys were conducted by telephone by Matthew Greenwald & Associates. Below, you may access the questionnaire, results, and raw data from both surveys.

Employer Views on Worker Retirement Preparedness and Work Expectations

In the second CRR survey, employers were asked to estimate how many workers currently in their 50s will have the resources needed to retire at the organization’s traditional age and how many unprepared workers will respond by opting to extend their careers.

Questionnaire & Results: This file contains a set of basic tabulations.

Code Book & Raw Data: This file contains a legend of survey questions and the results of the survey.

Brief #1 (December 2006)

Brief #2 (May 2007)

Employer Attitudes towards Older Workers

In the first CRR survey, employers were asked the relative productivity and cost of white-collar and rank-and-file workers age 55 and older and whether, on balance, older employees or job candidates were more or less attractive than their younger counterparts.

Questionnaire & Results: This file contains a set of basic tabulations.

Code Book & Raw Data: This file contains a legend of survey questions and the results of the survey.

Press Release

Issue in Brief

 

If you have questions regarding these data, please contact JP Aubry at 617-552-1728 or email us at crr@bc.edu This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it.

 

Suggested citation: Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. 2006. CRR Employers and Older Workers Survey. Chestnut Hill, MA.