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Effects of Early Retirement Policy Changes on Working until Retirement: Natural Experiment


Many European countries have implemented pension reforms to increase the statutory retirement age with the aim of increasing labor supply. However, not all older workers may be able or want to work at a very high age.

October 14, 2019

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Here’s the Number 1 Reason Why Seniors Work Well into Retirement


More than 6 out of 10 people polled by Provision Living said that they’re working into retirement purely for financial reasons.

Resource URL: https://cnb.cx/2AZcZLq

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The 5 Big Mistakes Boomers Make When Switching Careers


So, when leaving the security of a steady job to transition to a new career, you’ll want to avoid the following five mistakes.

Resource URL: https://bit.ly/2ONlRM0

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Older Workers Believe Ageism Plays A Role In Hiring


American workers age 50 and over are ready and willing to seek new job opportunities, but most believe employers discriminate against them due to their age.

Resource URL: https://bit.ly/35n0KpZ

October 9, 2019

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A Daily Diary Study of Responses to Age Meta-stereotypes


An age meta-stereotype occurs when we activate the idea that another age group is holding a stereotype of our age group, but what happens after this occurs?

Resource URL: https://bit.ly/2ojzYOF

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The New Mindset for Midlife Employees


Instead, Mintzer and Leithman said — based on the research they’ve reviewed and conducted —midlife employees need to entertain new possibilities about working beyond age 65 with the three P’s: Presence, Performance and Possibilities.

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Expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit Can Support Older Working Americans


As an expanded or overhauled EITC continues to feature in national debates, policymakers should seriously consider increasing the maximum claiming age and increase benefits to encourage work and support older Americans in the labor force.

Resource URL: https://urbn.is/33fnRkg

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Retiring To Volunteer


In a national survey, older adults said they volunteer to make a difference, to give back, to help their communities – in other words, to have a sense of purpose.

Resource URL: https://n.pr/2VrjWy2

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The Secret Sauce When Choosing A Second Act Career


What’s the secret sauce to a satisfying second-act career?

Resource URL: https://bit.ly/2VodFDu

October 5, 2019

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Older Americans Are Increasingly Unwilling — Or Unable — To Retire


NPR’s series introduces us to some older Americans as they navigate the new realities of work and retirement. Let’s meet them.

Resource URL: https://n.pr/2ovgSVs

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