Panel study on the economic aspects of aging. First wave: both heads of household and partner have been questioned. Adjusted questionnaires for persons in employment, self employed, early retirement, recipients of disablement insurance benefit, other persons without a job R.'s physical condition, contacts with medical care, doctors, hospitals last 12 months, physical problems with daily activities, physical and mental complaints / health insurance, own risk / satisfaction with residence and housing conditions / housing costs / rent subsidy / financial burden / value of r's house / plans to move, motives / time spent on daily, weekly activities / changes in quality of r.'s life / type of job, type of company, pressure of work / part-timers: reason why, preferred number of working hours per week / days vacation per year / sources of income / pension entitlements / conditions for early retirement (VUT) / occurrence of early retirement and rejection on medical grounds (WAO) and r.s work / changes in r.'s job, function: reason and consequences / actual health problems, consequences for work, causes, adaptation of work, tasks, cooperation of employer / job satisfaction, wish for other job / motives, efforts made to find other job / wish for (early) retirement, motives, conditions required by r. / (dis-)advantages of having a job / attitude of people around r. to early retirement, financial precautions made for retirement / expected occupational status after two years / r.'s previous employer: type of company, job, function, pressure of work, earnings, pension entitled, motives to change job / job career, experience on labour market / occupational status two years ago: job, nr. of working hours, income / expectation to leave a legacy / importance of a good income, appreciation of different levels of income. Second wave: mainly replication of wave 1, additional data on r.'s employer, company, type of company, economic position, personnel management. Background variables: basic characteristics/ place of birth/ residence/ housing situation/ household characteristics/ place of work/ occupation/employment/ income/capital assets/ education/ religion/ readership, mass media, and 'cultural' exposure/ organizational membership. Fieldwork dates: Wave 1: 17/09/1993 - 30/11/1993, Wave 2: 1995.