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Older Workers: Force of the Future?

  • Cynthia Taeuber
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 24)

Abstract

Thirty years ago, half of all elderly (65 years and over) men in the United States worked. Today, less than a fifth do. Among elderly women, there has been little change: 10 percent were in the labor force in 1950 and about 8 percent were in 1981. The labor force participation of older men 55 to 64 years dropped also but women between the ages of 55 and 64 increasingly joined the labor force, from just over a fourth in 1950 to 42 percent today.

Keywords

Labor Force Social Security Labor Force Participation Work Disability Pension Plan 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Cynthia Taeuber
    • 1
  1. 1.Population DivisionBureau of the CensusWashington, DCUSA

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