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January 2008, Vol. 131, No. 1
Older workers: increasing their labor force participation and hours of work
Professor, Emeritus of Demography, Georgetown University, Washington, DC.
Over the past dozen or so years, older men—especially those 65 years or older—have increased their labor force participation and full-time employment, thereby reversing long-run declines; increases for older women also have occurred and have been proportionately greater.
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