What’s driving unretirement – might it exacerbate inequalities in later life?

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Loretta Platts, Laurie Corna, Diana Worts, Peggy McDonough, Debora Price and Karen Glaser

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Key points: Unretirement is relatively common; around one quarter of retirees in this study took up paid work again after retiring. Unretirement was more likely among men, people with academic qualifications and people in good health. There was little evidence that unretirement was due to financial hardship.


Older People and Labour Market


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