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The Good News About Women Working After 60—

24 July 2012—Now for some upbeat news about older workers, specifically professional women in their 60s: They're very happy — and most of them have never run into age discrimination in the workplace.

Those are just two findings from a survey of 155 female boomers working full- or part-time by Elizabeth F. Fideler, a research fellow at the Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College, in her excellent new book, Women Still at Work: Professionals Over Sixty and on the Job.

Fideler sent the survey to colleagues and friends, who then recruited other 60+ working women to complete it. The 155 respondents ranged from 60 to 84 with an average age of 66 and hailed from 25 states and Washington, D.C.

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