Brief Racial Differences in Baby Boomers' Retirement Expectations
Dan Murphy, Richard W. Johnson, Gordon B. Mermin
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Although recent evidence suggests baby boomers intend to work longer than previous generations, some demographic groups appear less likely to delay retirement. African-Americans expect to work less at older ages than other racial groups, even after considering differences in education, health, wealth, and other factors. African-American boomers risk jeopardizing their retirement security if they leave the labor force at relatively young ages.
Research Areas Aging and retirement Race and equity
Tags Social Security Economic well-being Racial and ethnic disparities Pensions Race, gender, class, and ethnicity Retirement policy
Policy Centers Income and Benefits Policy Center