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Fact-of-the-Week: 14 March 2011


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BEYOND AGE 50, FEWER WOMEN CONTINUE TO WORK


"At age 50 men can expect to spend half of their remaining lives working for pay, while women can expect to spend just one-third. Half of all men and women have left the labor force by ages 63 and 61, respectively. Although the majority of retirement exits are final ... about a third of men's and women's exits are reversed," according to a 2010 analysis of data from the Health and Retirement Study.


Warner, D. F., Hayward, M. D., & Hardy, M. A. (2010). The retirement life course in America at the dawn of the twenty-first century. Population Research and Policy Review, 29(6), 893-919. doi:10.1007/s11113-009-9173-2