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Table 3 Reasons to move to a bridge job and number and types of job changes after leaving the full time career job

From: Bridge jobs in Europe

Reason why CJ was stopped All Countries Mediterranean Countries
Resigned or mutual consent 36.75 29.55
Laid off, plant closure or end of temporary job 32.81 44.32
Retirement 0.52 -
Else 29.92 26.14
  Numbers of changes
  0 1 2 3+
Number of bridge jobs after a career job - 81.15 13.61 5.24
Changes in occupation after a career job 56.02 38.22 4.71 1.05
Changes of job industry after a career job 57.59 35.60 5.50 1.31
  1. Men aged 55–70. All European and Mediterranean countries.
  2. Source: see Table 2.