Overtime into retirement

The John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University in New Jersey published a Work Trends study describing the changing attitudes Americans have towards retirement and leisure. According to the study, seven in ten Americans plan to continue working either full- or part-time during their retirement years. The main reason is financial: a lack of confidence in Social Security and not enough personal sources of retirement income. “The traditional notion of retirement, where one stops working completely and enjoys leisure time with friends and family, is obsolete,” notes Carl Van Horn, Director and Professor of the Heldrich Center.

A Work-Filled Retirement: Workers’ Changing Views on Employment and Leisure
(available in PDF, 408K, from The John J. Heldrich Center)


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