Research Report Educational Differences in Employment at Older Ages
Richard W. Johnson, Claire Xiaozhi Wang
Display Date
Download Report
(1.02 MB)

Working longer can significantly benefit older adults, improving their financial security and possibly their physical and emotional health. Older adults have been working more over the past two decades, but employment gains after age 65 have been concentrated among college graduates. Early retirement will likely create growing financial challenges for less-educated older adults, who risk falling further behind their better-educated peers. This chartbook shows how trends in various outcomes, including labor force participation, full-time employment, self-employment, and earnings, differ by education, age, and sex for older adults.
Research Areas Aging and retirement
Tags Older workers Employment and income data Retirement policy
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center