Longer working lives will help most people maintain their overall well being. Did you digest that? I didn't make it up. It's a conclusion drawn by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College and is the work of Esteban Calvo who took a very close look at how work at older ages affects health. In fact, the title of the piece from the Center probably says it all: "Does Working Longer Make People Healthier and Happier?"

Calvo decided to answer this question as the follow-up to the fact that while it is clear working longer would benefit older Americans financially, there was less attention focused on the non-monetary effects of work at older ages. Accordingly, he addressed the impact of "late-life paid work on physical and psychological well-being."

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