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Retirement is a major transition that can have a significant impact on a person’s life.

For some, retirement evokes thoughts of slowing down, relaxing, and enjoying more of what life has to offer. For others, ending a regular work schedule can create stress and uncertainties about being able to pay necessary bills and maintain adequate medical care.

A new study by researchers at the Yale School of Public Health examines how retirement affects mental health and related inpatient mental health care among female workers in China, leveraging China’s unique retirement age policy and nationally representative inpatient medical claims data.

The research specifically looked at differences between women working in blue-collar jobs, such as factory and trade labor, and white-collar roles, such as managing an office.

In China’s retirement system, occupations have varying mandatory ages when women must leave the workforce. For women in blue-collar jobs, the retirement age is 50 years old, while women in white-collar jobs typically work until age 55.

The article delves into a new study investigating the impact of retirement on the mental health of female workers in China. Researchers examined data from over 6,000 women aged 45 to 64 and found that retirement was associated with a decline in mental health among female workers. Factors such as financial strain, lack of social support, and loss of identity and purpose after retirement contributed to this decline.

Retirement can pose significant challenges to mental well-being, especially for women who may face additional societal and cultural pressures. The study highlights the importance of addressing the mental health needs of retirees, particularly female workers, through tailored interventions and support systems.

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Felisa Laboro has been working with addiction and substance abuse businesses since early 2014. She has authored and published over 1,000 articles in the space. As a result of her work, over 1,500 people have been able to find treatment. She is passionate about helping people break free from alcohol or drug addiction and living a healthy life.

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