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October, 2000, Vol. 123, No. 10
Older workers: employment
and retirement trends
Patrick J. Purcell
Social legislation specialist, Congressional Research Service, U.S. Library of Congress.
As members of the “baby-boom” generation begin to retire and collect Social Security, pension, and other benefits, many changes to both the public and private retirement systems may occur, such as raising the ages of eligibility, creating more flexible pension plans, and introducing “phased retirement”
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