David J. Ekerdt, Ph.D.

Research Centers - Sociology, Life Span Institute
Professor
Primary office:
785-864-0688
Dole Human Development Center
Room 3090
University of Kansas
1000 Sunnyside Ave, Room 3091
Lawrence, KS 66045-7555
Second office:
Fraser Hall
Room 749



Summary

David J. Ekerdt is Professor of Sociology and Gerontology at the University of Kansas. From 1988-1997 he was Associate Director of the Center on Aging and Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He directed the KU Gerontology Center from 2003-2016. He teaches the sociology of aging and research methods, and he has supervised graduate students on both campuses.

Dr. Ekerdt has three areas of research. (1) His funded studies of work and retirement have examined the retirement process and its effects on health, well-being, and the marital relationship, as well as behavioral expectations on later life. (2) He has used interview and survey methods to study the ways that older people manage and dispose of possessions during residential relocation. (3) He is one of an international team of psychologists and sociologists funded by the Volkswagen Foundation to compare older adults' conceptions of aging, time, and the future in the Czech Republic, Germany, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and the U.S. https://www.alternalszukunft.uni-jena.de/

These projects have resulted in 100+ articles, chapters, reviews, editorials, and edited books. He was Editor-in-Chief of the Macmillan Encyclopedia of Aging, a four-volume, one-million-word work published in 2002, a work with seven specialty editors that covers topics in biology, health care, social and behavioral sciences, humanities, ethics, and social policy.

A graduate of Boston University (Ph.D., 1979), Dr. Ekerdt has also been a member of the faculties of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and the Boston University School of Public Health. From 1994 to 1997 he served as editor of the Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, and from 1998-2001 was Chair of the Editorial Board for the journal Generations. From 1997 to 1999 he was member and chair of the Human Development and Aging (HUD-2) study section for grant reviews at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Ekerdt is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), and he has been a member of the Board of Directors of the American Society on Aging. During 2002-2003 he served as chair of the Aging and Life Course section of the American Sociological Association. During 2004-2006 he chaired the Publications Committee of GSA, and in 2010-2011 he chaired the Behavioral and Social Sciences Section of GSA.

Dr. Ekerdt is 2018 President of the GSA, the nation's oldest and largest interdisciplinary society for research, education, and practice in the field of aging. The principal mission of the Society — and its 5,500+ members — is to advance the study of aging and disseminate information among scientists, decision makers, and the general public. Its members come from more than 50 countries.

Education

Ph.D., Sociology, Boston University

B.A., Sociology and Philosophy, Marquette University

Teaching Interests

  • Aging and life course
  • Research methods

Research Interests

  • Transitions
  • Work and retirement
  • Possessions
  • Residential relocation
  • Future thinking

Selected Publications

Lessenich, S. Ekerdt, D. Muench, A. Koss, C. Li, A. & Fung, H. (n.d.). The dog that didn't bark: The challenge of cross-cultural qualitative research on aging. Journal of Aging Studies, 47, 66-71.

Ekerdt, D. (2018). Things and possessions. In S. Katz (Ed.), Ageing in everyday life: Materialities and embodiments (pp. 29-44). Bristol, UK: Policy Press.

(2018). Longevity's Purposes. Innovation in Agiong, 2(3), 1-2.

Henkens, K. Van Dalen, H. Ekerdt, D. J., Hershey, D. A., Hyde, M. Radl, J. van Solinge, H. Wang, M. & Zacher, H. (2018). What we need to know about retirement: Pressing issues for the coming decade. The Gerontologist, 58, 805-812.

Ekerdt, D. J. (2018). In defense of the not-so-busy-retirement. Wall Street Journal, pp. R1-R2.

Ekerdt, D. J., Koss, C. S., Angel, L. Muench, A. Lessenich, S. & Helene, F. (2017). Is longevity a value for older adults? Journal of Aging Studies, 43, 46-52. DOI://doi.org/10.1016/j.jaging.2017.10.002

Koss, C. & Ekerdt, D. J. (2017). Residential reasoning and the tug of the fourth age. The Gerontologist, 57, 921-929. DOI:10.1093/geront/gnw010

Ekerdt, D. (2016). Gerontology in five images. The Gerontologist, 56, 184-192.

Ekerdt, D. J., & Koss, C. (2016). The task of time in retirement. Ageing and Society, 36, 1295-1311.

Ekerdt, D. J. (2015). Possessions as a material convoy. In J. Twigg & W. Martin (Eds.), Routledge Handbook of Cultural Gerontology (pp. 313-320).

Ekerdt, D. J., & Addington, A. (2015). Possession divestment by sales in later life. Journal of Aging Studies, 34, 21-28.

Ekerdt, D. J., & Baker, L. A. (2014). The material convoy after age 50. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 69, 442-450.

Addington, A. & Ekerdt, D. J. (2014). The reproduction of gender norms through downsizing in later life residential relocation. Research on Aging, 36, 3-21.

Ekerdt, D. J. (2013). A Mother's Day gift. The New Old Age Blog New York Times.

Szinovacz, M. E., Ekerdt, D. J., Butt, A. Barton, K. & Oala, C. R. (2012). Families and retirement. In R. Blieszner & V. H. Bedford (Eds.), Handbook of families and aging (2nd ed.) (pp. 461-488). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger.

Klaus, S. Ekerdt, D. J., & Gajewski, B. J. (2012). Job satisfaction in birth cohorts of nurses. Journal of Nursing Management, 20, 461ΓÇô471.

Ekerdt, D. J., Luborsky, M. & Lysack, C. (2012). Safe passage of goods and self during residential relocation in later life. Ageing and Society, 32, 833-850.

Ekerdt, D. J. (2012). Too many things. Consumers, Commodities, and Consumption: Newsletter of the Consumer Studies Research Network, 13(2).

Ekerdt, D. J. (2011). Evolutionary neglect of aging: An opportunity for the behavioral and social sciences. In M. Rice & E. Haaheim (Eds.), Merrill Advanced Studies Center White Paper: Behavioral and social sciences as key components in national research initiatives (pp. 71-78). Lawrence, KS: Merrill Advanced Studies Center.

Diaz Moore, K. & Ekerdt, D. J. (2011). Age and the cultivation of place. Journal of Aging Studies, 25, 189-192.

Smith, G. V., & Ekerdt, D. J. (2011). Confronting the material convoy in later life. Sociological Inquiry, 81, 377-391.

Ekerdt, D. J., Addington, A. & Hayter, B. (2011). Distributing possessions: Personal property can become a social matter. Generations, 35(3), 34-40.

Leedahl, S. N., Koenig, T. L., & Ekerdt, D. J. (2011). Perceived benefits of VFW Post participation for older adults. Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 54, 712-730.

Ekerdt, D. J. (2010). Frontiers of research on work and retirement. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 65B, 69-80.

Sergeant, J. Ekerdt, D. J., & Chapin, R. (2010). Older adultsΓÇÖ expectations to move: Do they predict actual community-based or nursing-facility moves within two years? Journal of Aging and Health, 22, 1029ΓÇô1053.

Jones, I. R., Higgs, P. & Ekerdt, D. J. (2009). Consumption and generational change: The rise of consumer lifestyles. In I. R. Jones, P. Higgs, & D. J. Ekerdt (Eds.), Consumption and generational change: The rise of consumer lifestyles and the transformation of later life (pp. 1-36). New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Books.

Ekerdt, D. J. (2009). Dispossession: The tenacity of things. In I. R. Jones, P. Higgs, & D. J. Ekerdt (Eds.), Consumption and generational change: The rise of consumer lifestyles and the transformation of later life (pp. 63-78). New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Books.

Ekerdt, D. J. (2009). Population retirement patterns. In P. Uhlenberg (Ed.), International handbook of population aging (pp. 471-491). New York: Springer-Verlag.

Jones, I. R., Higgs, P., & Ekerdt, D. J. (Eds.). (2009). Consumption and generational change: The rise of consumer lifestyles and the transformation of later life (I. R. Jones, P. Higgs, & D. J. Ekerdt, Eds.). New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Books.

Ekerdt, D. J. (2009). Consumption: Adulthood and later life. In D. Carr, R. Crosnoe, M. E. Hughes, & A. Pienta (Eds.), Encyclopedia of the life course and human development, Vol 2 (pp. 62-66). Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA.

Ekerdt, D. J. (2008). No career for you: Is that a good or bad thing? In K. W. Schaie & R. P. Abeles (Eds.), Social structures and aging individuals: Continuing challenges (pp. 193-211). New York: Springer.

Ekerdt, D. J., & Sergeant, J. F. (2008). Retirement. In E. A. Capezuti, E. L. Siegler, & M. D. Mezey (Eds.), The encyclopedia of elder care (2nd ed.) (pp. 691-694). New York: Springer Publishing Company.

Sergeant, J. F., Ekerdt, D. J., & Chapin, R. (2008). Measurement of late-life residential relocation: Why are rates for such a manifest event so varied? Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 63B, S92-S98.

Sergeant, J. F., & Ekerdt, D. J. (2008). Motives for residential mobility in later life: Post-move perspectives of elders and family members. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 66, 131-154.

Ekerdt, D. J. (2008). [Review of the book Pension puzzles: Social Security and the great debate, by M. Hardy and L. Hazelrigg]. Contemporary Sociology, 37, 575-576.

Ekerdt, D. J. (2007). Futures for the Baby Boom: Described, inscribed, and prescribed. In K. W. Schaie & P. R. Uhlenberg (Eds.), Social structures: Demographic changes and the well-being of older persons (pp. 115-122). New York: Springer.

Ekerdt, D. J. (2007). Work, health, and retirement. In K. S. Markides (Ed.), Encyclopedia of health and aging. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Ekerdt, D. J. (2007). Dispossession. Consumers, Commodities, and Consumption: Newsletter of the Consumer Studies Research Network, 9(1).

Ekerdt, D. J. (2006). The Gerontology Center. In R. L. Schiefelbusch & S. R. Schroeder (Eds.), Doing science and doing good: A history of the Bureau of Child Research and the Schiefelbusch Institute for Life Span Studies (pp. 311-325). Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

Ekerdt, D. J., & Sergeant, J. F. (2006). Retirement. In R. H. Schulz, et al. (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Aging, 4th ed. (Vol. 2, pp. 1032-1037). New York: Springer.

Ekerdt, D. J., & Sergeant, J. F. (2006). Family things: Attending the household disbandment of elders. Journal of Aging Studies, 20, 193-205.

Ekerdt, D. J. (2005). Foreword. R.S. Weiss, The Experience of Retirement, ix-xii. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Ekerdt, D. J. (2005). Assisted living: A place to manage uncertainty. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 31(1), 38-39.

Ekerdt, D. J. (2004). Born to retire: The foreshortened life course. The Gerontologist, 44, 3-9.

Ekerdt, D. J., Sergeant, J. F., Dingel, M. & Bowen, M. E. (2004). Household disbandment in later life. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 59B, S265-273.

Ekerdt, D. J. (2004). Consumption and meanings of age. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 59B, S57.

Ekerdt, P. & Ekerdt, D. J. (2002). What everyone should know about suicide and elderly people. St. Meinrad, IN: Abbey Press.

Ekerdt, D. J., Applebaum, R. A., Holden, K., Post, S. G., Rockwood, K., Schulz, R., Sprott, R. L., & Uhlenberg, P. (Eds.). (2002). Encyclopedia of Aging (Vols. 1-4) (D. J. Ekerdt, R. A. Applebaum, K. Holden, S. G. Post, K. Rockwood, R. Schulz, R. L. Sprott, & P. Uhlenberg, Eds.). New York: Macmillan Reference USA.

Ekerdt, D. J. (2002). Preface. In D. J. Ekerdt, et al. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Aging (pp. vii-ix). New York: Macmillan Reference USA.

Adams, V. H., & Ekerdt, D. J. (2002). Cultural diversity. In D. J. Ekerdt, et al. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Aging (Vol. 1, pp. 307-312). New York: Macmillan Reference USA.

Ekerdt, D. J. (2002). Retirement transition. In D. J. Ekerdt, et al. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Aging (Vol. 4, pp. 1217-1222). New York: Macmillan Reference USA.

Ekerdt, D. J., & Dennis, H. (2002). Our bookshelf and browser: Useful sources about work and retirement. Generations, 26, 90-91.

Ekerdt, D. J., & Dennis, H. (2002). Retirement: New chapters in American life. Generations, 26, 6-8.

Ekerdt, D. J. (2002). The fruits of retirement research [Millennium Paper]. Contemporary Gerontology, 9, 35-39.

Ekerdt, D. J., & Hackney, J. (2002). WorkersΓÇÖ ignorance of retirement benefits. The Gerontologist, 42, 543-551.

Ekerdt, D. J. (2001). Early retirement. In G. L. Maddox, et al. (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Aging, 3rd ed. (Vol. 1, pp. 317-319). New York: Springer.

Ekerdt, D. J. (2001). Retirement. In G. L. Maddox, et al. (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Aging, 3rd ed. (Vol. 2, pp. 885-890). New York: Springer.

Ekerdt, D. J., Hackney, J. Kosloski, K. & DeViney, S. (2001). Eddies in the stream: The prevalence of uncertain plans for retirement. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 56B, S162-170.

Ekerdt, D. J., & Clark, E. (2001). Selling retirement in financial planning advertisements. Journal of Aging Studies, 15, 55-68.

Kosloski, K. Ekerdt, D. J., & DeViney, S. (2001). The role of job-related rewards in retirement planning. Journal of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences, 56B, P160-P169.

Ekerdt, D. J. (2000). Retirement. In M. D. Mezey, M. M. Bottrell, B. J. Berkman, C. M. Callahan, T. T. Fulmer, E. L. Mitty, G. J. Paveza, E. L. Seigler, & N. E. Strumpf (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Elder Care: The Comprehensive Resource on Geriatric and Social Care (pp. 569-574). New York: Springer.

Ekerdt, D. J. (2000). Retirement. In A. E. Kazdin, et al. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Psychology (Vol. 7, pp. 94-97). New York: American Psychological Association and Oxford University Press.

Ekerdt, D. J., Kosloski, K. & DeViney, S. (2000). The normative anticipation of retirement by older workers. Research on Aging, 22, 3-22.

Bern-Klug, M. DeViney, S. & Ekerdt, D. J. (2000). Variations in funeral-related costs of older adults and the role of preneed funeral contracts and type of disposition. Omega, 41 , 23-38.

Bern-Klug, M. Ekerdt, D. J., & Nakashima, M. (1999). Helping families face final arrangements. In B. de Vries (Ed.), End of life issues: Interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives (pp. 245-262). New York: Springer.

Bern-Klug, M. Ekerdt, D. J., & Wilkinson, D. S. (1999). What families know about funeral-related costs: Implications for social work practice. Health and Social Work, 24, 128-137.

Ekerdt, D. J. (1998). Workplace norms for the timing of retirement. In K. W. Schaie & C. Schooler (Eds.), Impact of Work on Older Adults (pp. 101-123). New York: Springer.

Ekerdt, D. J. (1998). Entitlements, generational equity, and public opinion manipulation in Kansas City. The Gerontologist, 38, 525-536.

Ekerdt, D. J. (1998). [Review of Disciplining old age: The formation of gerontological knowledge, by S. Katz]. Contemporary Gerontology, 5, 44-45.

Ekerdt, D. J. (1997). Editor's acknowledgements. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 52B, S328.

Ekerdt, D. J. (1996). How do we feel about long life? The Bulletin - University of Kansas Medical Center, 46(1), 44.

Ekerdt, D. J., DeViney, S. & Kosloski, K. (1996). Profiling plans for retirement. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 51B, S140-S149.

Ekerdt, D. J. (1996). Write this way. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 51B, S51-52.

Szinovacz, M. E., & Ekerdt, D. J. (1995). Families and retirement. In R. Blieszner & V. H. Bedford (Eds.), Handbook on aging and the family (pp. 375-400). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

Ekerdt, D. J. (1995). Early retirement. In G. L. Maddox, R. C. Atchley, J. G. Evans, C. E. Finch, D. F. Hultsch, R. A. Kane, M. D. Mezey, & I. C. Siegler (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Aging, 2nd ed. (pp. 298-300). New York: Springer.

Ekerdt, D. J. (1995). Retirement. In G. L. Maddox, et al. (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Aging, 2nd ed. (pp. 819-823). New York: Springer.

Ekerdt, D. J. (1995). Retirement planning. In G. L. Maddox, et al. (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Aging, 2nd ed. (pp. 826-827). New York: Springer.

Ekerdt, D. J., DeViney, S. & Kosloski, K. (1995). HRS/AHEAD Working Paper Series. Stability and change in plans for retirement. http://www.umich.edu/~hrswww/papers/hrs95.html

Ekerdt, D. J. (1994). Golden opportunities. Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 49, S1.

Ekerdt, D. J. (1994). Old folks at home? American families and the care of our elderly (P. Sullivan). Health care--Myths, values, and expectations. Topeka: Kansas Humanities Council.

Ekerdt, D. J. (1994). [Review of the book Retirement counseling: A handbook for gerontology practitioners, by V.E. Richardson]. Contemporary Gerontology, 1, 31-32.

Ekerdt, D. J., & DeViney, S. (1993). Evidence for a preretirement process among older male workers. Journals of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 48, S35-43.

Ekerdt, D. J. (1993). CCRC's-Model with a Capital M? [Review of The continuing care retirement community: A significant option for long-term care?, by A.R. Somers & N.L. Spears]. Aging Today, 14.

Harbert, E. M., Vinick, B. H., & Ekerdt, D. J. (1992). Analyzing popular literature: Emergent themes on marriage and retirement. In J. F. Gilgun, K. Daly, & G. Handel (Eds.), Qualitative Methods in Family Research (pp. 263-278). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Vinick, B. H., & Ekerdt, D. J. (1992). Couples view retirement activities: Expectation vs. experience. In M. E. Szinovacz, D. J. Ekerdt, & B. H. Vinick (Eds.), Families and Retirement (pp. 129-144). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Szinovacz, M. E., Ekerdt, D. J., & Vinick, B. H. (1992). Families and retirement: Avenues for research. In M. E. Szinovacz, D. J. Ekerdt, & B. H. Vinick (Eds.), Families and Retirement (pp. 254-261). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Szinovacz, M. E., Ekerdt, D. J., & Vinick, B. H. (1992). Families and retirement: Conceptual and methodological issues. In M. E. Szinovacz, D. J. Ekerdt, & B. H. Vinick (Eds.), Families and Retirement (pp. 1-19). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Szinovacz, M. E., Ekerdt, D. J., & Vinick, B. H. (Eds.). (1992). Families and Retirement (M. E. Szinovacz, D. J. Ekerdt, & B. H. Vinick, Eds.). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Vinick, B. H., & Ekerdt, D. J. (1991). The transition to retirement: Responses of husbands and wives. In B. B. Hess & E. W. Markson (Eds.), Growing old in America, 4th ed. (pp. 305-317). New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction Books.

Ekerdt, D. J., & Vinick, B. H. (1991). Marital complaints in husband-working and husband-retired couples. Research on Aging, 13, 364-382.

Vinick, B. H., & Ekerdt, D. J. (1991). Retirement: What happens to husband-wife relationships? Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 24 (1), 23-40.

Ekerdt, D. J., & Orbach, H. L. (1990). Brief bibliography: Retirement and Retirement Preparation. Washington, DC: Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.

Bosse, R. Aldwin, C. M., Levenson, M. R., Workman-Daniels, K. & Ekerdt, D. J. (1990). Differences in social support among retirees and workers: Findings from the Normative Aging Study. Psychology and Aging, 5 , 41-47.

Ekerdt, D. J., & DeViney, S. (1990). On defining persons as retired. Journal of Aging Studies, 4, 211-229.

Ekerdt, D. J. (1990). Labor market churn and the disposable work force. [Review of Bridges to retirement: Older workers in a changing labor market, by Peter B. Doeringer (Ed.)]. Aging Connection, 10-11.

Ekerdt, D. J. (1989). Retirement preparation. In . (Ed.), Annual Review of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 9 (pp. 321-356).

Ekerdt, D. J., de Labry, L. O., Glynn, R. J., & Davis, R. W. (1989). Change in drinking behaviors with retirement: Findings from the Normative Aging Study. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 50, 347-353.

Ekerdt, D. J., Vinick, B. H., & Bosse, R. (1989). Orderly endings: Do men know when they will retire? Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences, 44, S28-S35.

Vinick, B. H., & Ekerdt, D. J. (1989). Retirement and the family. Generations, 13(2), 53-56.

Ekerdt, D. J. (1989). Retirement comes of age. Generations, 13 (2), 5-6.

Ekerdt, D. J. (1989). Economic blinkers in retirement research. The Gerontologist, 29, 707.

Vinick, B. H., & Ekerdt, D. J. (1989). Reports of couples in the first year of retirement: Pleasures and peeves. Retirement Planning, 13-17.

Sparrow, D. Weiss, S. T., Vokonas, P. S., Cupples, L. A., Ekerdt, D. J., & Colton, T. (1988). Forced vital capacity and the risk of hypertension: The Normative Aging Study. American Journal of Epidemiology, 127, 734-741.

Ekerdt, D. J. (1988). An archive of findings on aging. Journal of Cross Cultural Gerontology, 3, 87-94.

Ekerdt, D. J. (1987). Normative Aging Study. In G. L. Maddox, R. C. Atchley, L. W. Poon, G. Roth, I. C. Siegler, & R. M. Steinberg (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Aging (pp. 485-487). New York: Springer.

Ekerdt, D. J. (1987). Retirement. In G. L. Maddox, et al. (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Aging (pp. 577-580). New York: Springer.

Ekerdt, D. J. (1987). Retirement planning. In G. L. Maddox, et al. (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Aging (pp. 583-584). New York: Springer.

Bosse, R. Aldwin, C. M., Levenson, M. R., & Ekerdt, D. J. (1987). Mental health differences among retirees and workers: Findings from the Normative Aging Study. Psychology and Aging, 2, 383-389.

Ekerdt, D. J. (1987). Why the notion persists that retirement harms health. The Gerontologist, 27, 454-457.

Ekerdt, D. J. (1986). The busy ethic: Moral continuity between work and retirement. The Gerontologist, 26, 239-244.

Ekerdt, D. J. (1986). The busy ethic: Moral continuity between work and retirement. The Gerontologist, 26, 239-244.

Ekerdt, D. J., Bosse, R. & Levkoff, S. (1985). An empirical test for phases of retirement: Findings from the Normative Aging Study. Journal of Gerontology, 40, 95-101.

Ekerdt, D. J., Bosse, R. & Glynn, R. J. (1985). Period effects on planned age for retirement, 1975-1984: Findings from the Normative Aging Study. Research on Aging, 7, 395-407.

Evans, L. Ekerdt, D. J., & Bosse, R. (1985). Proximity to retirement and anticipatory involvement: Findings from the Normative Aging Study. Journal of Gerontology, 40, 368-374.

Bosse, R. Ekerdt, D. J., & Silbert, J. E. (1984). The Veterans Administration Normative Aging Study. In S. A. Mednick, M. Harway, & K. M. Finello (Eds.), Handbook of longitudinal research. Vol.2: Teenage and adult cohorts (pp. 273-289). New York: Praeger.

Ekerdt, D. J., Sparrow, D. Glynn, R. J., & Bosse, R. (1984). Change in blood pressure and total cholesterol with retirement. American Journal of Epidemiology, 120, 64-71.

Ekerdt, D. J. (1984). Effects of retirement on health. Medical Aspects of Human Sexuality, 18(3), 85.

Ekerdt, D. J., Bosse, R. & LoCastro, J. S. (1983). Claims that retirement improves health. Journal of Gerontology, 38, 231-236.

Ekerdt, D. J., Baden, L. Bosse, R. & Dibbs, E. (1983). The effect of retirement on physical health. American Journal of Public Health, 73, 779-783.

Ekerdt, D. J., Bosse, R. & Goldie, C. (1983). The effect of retirement on somatic complaints. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 27, 61-67.

Ekerdt, D. J., & Bosse, R. (1982). Change in self-reported health with retirement. International Journal of Aging and Human Development, 15, 213-223.

Bosse, R. & Ekerdt, D. J. (1981). Change in self-perception of leisure activities with retirement. The Gerontologist, 21, 650-654.

Ekerdt, D. J., Bosse, R. & Mogey, J. M. (1980). Concurrent change in planned and preferred age for retirement. Journal of Gerontology, 35, 232-240.

Ekerdt, D. J., Rose, C. L., Bosse, R. & Costa, P. T. (1976). Longitudinal change in preferred age of retirement. Journal of Occupational Psychology, 49, 161-169.

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