Summary of “Many Americans Try Retirement, Then Change Their Minds”

A more recent survey, from RAND Corporation, the nonprofit research firm, published in 2017, found almost 40 percent of workers over 65 had previously, at some point, retired.
Even more people might resume working if they could find attractive options.
“We asked people over 50 who weren’t working, or looking for a job, whether they’d return if the right opportunity came along,” Dr. Mullen said.
Why go back to work? We hear endless warnings about Americans having failed to save enough, and the need for income does motivate some returning workers.
Most retirees who returned to work told researchers they had long planned to re-enter the work force.
“Their interactions with people at work could be strained or hostile.” After a restorative break, they can find work that suits them better.
“Older jobseekers look for more autonomy, control over the pace of work. They’re less concerned about benefits. They can think about broader things, like whether the work is meaningful and stimulating.”
Still, two-thirds of older workers report satisfaction in work well done, a majority that includes Sue Ellen King.

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