Tag: retirement planning

Navajo man sitting on the bed of his pick-up truck in Monument Valley

Abstract This paper examines the impact of work and retirement on the size, density, and composition of older Americans’ social networks. It uses novel panel data from the first two waves of the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project. Critical components of the analysis include the development of an instrumental variable fixed-effect estimation strategy based…

African American businesswoman raising hand, asking question in business conference

Abstract Unlike prime-age Americans, who have experienced declines in employment and labor force participation since the onset of the Great Recession, Americans past 60 have seen their employment and labor force participation rates increase.  In order to understand the contrasting labor force developments among the old, on the one hand, and the prime-aged, on t…