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Research Finds Older Americans Can Work Longer

Created on April 6, 2016

Research Finds Older Americans Can Work Longer


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Read the original report, "Rescuing Entitlements and Pensions: Study Shows Americans Can Work Longer," by Rachel Greszler.

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Using two methods for estimating work capacity—Health and Mortality—a recent study shows that most older men can work longer than they do currently.

Source: Author's calculations using data from Courtney Coile, Kevin S. Milligan, and David A. Wise, “Health Capacity to Work at Older Ages: Evidence from the U.S.,” National Bureau of Economic Research, Working Paper No. 21940, http://www.nber.org/papers/w21940.pdf (accessed February 29, 2016).

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Tags: health-study, mortality-study, employment-rate, social-security, retirement-benefits