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2011

 

Fourth Quarter 2011

Recession on the Eve of Retirement

Losses from the recession will cause some baby boomers to delay retirement, but many others will actually rush into it

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Related Links

Bosworth, Barry, and Gary Burtless. "Recessions, Wealth Destruction, and the Timing of Retirement." Center for Retirement Research Working Paper No. 2010-22, December 2010.

Coile, Courtney, and Phillip Levine. "Recessions, Reeling Markets, and Retirement Well-Being." National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper No. 16066, June 2010. (Paper available online by subscription.)

Coile, Courtney, and Phillip Levine. "The Market Crash and Mass Layoffs: How the Current Economic Crisis May Affect Retirement." National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper No. 15395, October 2009. (A later version of the paper is available online.)

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