The job characteristics and attitudes of adult workers age 65 and older reveal a group enjoying work and not anxious to leave the labor market. The fact that many of these workers are self-employed and working part time at jobs with relatively limited physical demands may help to explain their satisfaction with work. Older workers in all wealth groups share these positive attitudes about work. The results suggest work situations pleasing to older adults that could be emulated by other employers and encouraged by public policies with the ultimate goal of increasing health and financial well being of older Americans.
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