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Half of women aged 65-69 who are in the labor force are working full-time

 

 
Between 1963-2013, “the fraction of 65 to 69 year old women in the labor force who worked full-time and full-year increased from around 30 to almost 50 percent, with much of the increase occurring after 2000,” according to a 2016 analysis of CPS data. (p. 5 and fig. 4)
       
 
        Goldin, C., & Katz, L. F. (2016). Women working longer: Facts and some explanations. (NBER Working Paper No. 22607). Cambridge, MA: National Bureau of Economic Research. Retrieved from this source.
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