Working longer tends to lead to a healthier life
Adults aged 65 or older are a rapidly expanding segment of the US population, and they are projected to make up approximately 22% of the US workforce by 2022
Employed older adults tend to be healthier, both mentally and physically, than their nonworking peers A study in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease finds that working in one's 60s and 70s is associated with better physical and mental health. When data was analyzed from more than 85,000 adults age 65 and older. (The mean age was around 75.), in general, those who kept working were nearly three times as likely to report being in good health than those who had retired. The study found that all types of workers reported better mental health, compared with those who were retired or unemployed.
Must read MarketWatch article 14 Tips and Resources for Finding Work in Retirement.
Very much appropriate for workers of all ages.
More and more Americans are working in temporary and part-time jobs.
These are the kinds of assignments employers are seeking to fill.
And more Americans are putting off retirement Surveys show that almost 60% of workers 60 and older plan to delay their retirement. The primary reason for this delay, most say, is they can’t afford to retire. The next most important reason according to the survey is the need for health insurance and other benefits.
Most who continue to work follow one of several paths.
They go on working for the company they have been with in some capacity: full-time, part-time, flex-time or on a project or seasonal basis.
They find temporary or part-time jobs with other employers.
They find a legitimate work at home opportunity.
They start their own business enterprise.
Information in this section has been researched to help those looking to find employment or continue earning some income during their retirement years as well as those who just do not wish to retire and want to keep their mind and body busy.
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