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Resist Retirement. Live Longer.

By Professor Gordon S. Lynch

There is a widespread perception that early retirement is associated with a longer life expectancy and later retirement is associated with early death. Research suggests otherwise!

There are some researchers who feel that early retirement harms health, attributing this to illness before retirement or the change of life events associated with ending one's career. On the other hand, others think that the possible health benefits of retirement, such as reduced role demand and a more relaxed lifestyle, might improve longevity among people who retire early.

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