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Board Member in the News: S. Jay Olshansky on Retirement Age Study in US News & World Reports

Sep 29
2015

Board Member in the News: S. Jay Olshansky on Retirement Age Study in US News & World Reports View MoreBACK

On September 24, 2015 US News & World Reports, picked up a story originally published on HealthDay.com, featuring comments by Board Member S. Jay Olshansky, PhD, on a new studying look at the effects staying in the workplace longer has on the health of older adults.

While the study found that adults who remained in the workplace after 65 remained healthier than their retired or unemployed peers, Dr. Olshansky cautioned that does not necessary prove that working keeps people healthy.  He did however feel that forcing individuals out of the workplace after a certain age could have negative effects, stating, "We shouldn't be forcing people out of the labor force if it's going to have a harmful effect on their health, and if they want to continue working and they are able to do their job.”

More on this study can be found here.

For more expert recommended tips of healthy aging, visit our InfoAging portal here.

S. Jay Olshansky, PhD, is a Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Research Associate at the Center on Aging at the University of Chicago and at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.





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