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Older employees are increasingly staying on the job into the traditional retirement years. Some people are delaying retirement because they need the money or benefits, while others enjoy their job.

"In the current recession a lot of people who might have planned to retire are realizing that whatever savings they may have had is inadequate so they are going to postpone retirement," says Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, director of the Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College. "Even if people feel they might be prepared for retirement uncertainties, people go to work not only to get a paycheck, but oftentimes our sense of community, social connection, and the way we think about ourselves are connected to the work that we do."

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