Kevin E. Cahill Publishes Paper on Unretirement in the 2010s

October 2, 2020

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Kevin E. Cahill and his frequent co-authors, Michael D. Giandrea (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics) and Joseph F. Quinn (Boston College), published a BLS Working Paper titled, “Unretirement in the 2010s: Prevalence, Determinants, and Outcomes.” The authors note that, for several decades, a sizable minority of older Americans have reentered the labor force after an initial retirement, or “unretired,” and that the prevalence of unretirement has remained remarkably stable over the years. Using data from the longitudinal and nationally-representative Health and Retirement Study (HRS) they find that reentry continues to play an important role in the retirement process of older Americans, with rates more or less consistent across cohorts. Most notably, they do not find evidence of a shift in the prevalence of unretirements in recent years.

View the abstract here.

View the paper here.