Timing of retirement and, implicitly, plans to work in later life have great policy relevance. They affect Social Security expenditures, employers’ pension expenditures, as well as labor force supply and demand. In light of the recent recession, it is particularly important to explore whether economic downturns and workers’ financial status influence their later-life work plans. To answer this question, we analyzed data from the nationally representative Health and Retirement Study (HRS), which included questions about expectations to work full-time after age 62 and age 65.
Szinovacz, Maximiliane E. and Gerontology Institute, University of Massachusetts Boston, "Fact Sheet: What Influences Plans to Work after Ages 62 and 65?" (2013). Gerontology Institute Publications. 89.