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6 in 10 workers aged 65+ normally work full-time

 

 

Among adults age 65+ who were in the workforce in 1995, "56%...normally worked part-time, and less than half were classified as full-time. By 2014, the relationship between full and part-time status had completely reversed. Over 60% of aged workers [age 65+] normally work full-time and the percentage on a part-time status has fallen to a historical low of 40%," according to a 2016 analysis of data from the Current Population Survey. (p. 8 and fig. II-2)
       
 
 
         
Bosworth, B., Burtless, G., & Zhang, K. (2016). Later retirement, inequality in old age, and the growing gap in longevity between rich and poor. Washington DC: Brookings Institute. Retrieved from this source.
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