Tag: working longer

Small Business Owner in a Shop

Abstract This paper examines the relationship between life expectancy and labor force participation at older ages. It uses information on life expectancy from the U.S. Small-Area Life Expectancy Estimates Project and information on labor force participation from the five-year American Community Survey. Critical components of the analysis include merging the Census-tract-level information from the two…

Older pharmacist wearing a mask giving prescription to female customer

Recessions hurt workers, so employment is down for people of all ages.  The question is the relative experience of older individuals.  Older workers have faced both an economy with high levels of unemployment and a virus that puts them more at risk than their younger counterparts.  Has their experience in the labor force been especially…