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May 2012

Older men: pushed into retirement in the 1970s and 1980s by the baby boomers?

Diane J. Macunovich

During the 1970–1990 period, baby boomers competed with older workers for part-time and part-year jobs, and the retirement age dropped; in more recent decades, the availability of “bridge jobs” may help explain the increase in age at retirement.

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