Working in Retirement: A 21st Century Phenomenon

workinginretirementWorking in retirement has become an increasingly common practice among Americans over 50. This study, using data from the 2008 National Study of the Changing Workforce, answers questions about what it means to be “working in retirement,” who is doing so, and why. It identifies differences between workers who are working in retirement and their age-peers who have not yet retired. The study identifies which criteria are indicators of job satisfaction for each of these groups and makes recommendations about how to retain individuals who are working in retirement.

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