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Socioeconomic Disparities in Health Among Older Adults and the Implications for the Retirement Age Debate: A Brief Report

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  • Anna Zajacova
  • Jennifer Karas Montez
  • Pamela Herd

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Objective. Policy debates about raising the full retirement age often neglect socioeconomic health disparities among U.S. workers. In response to this gap, we analyzed educational differentials in health among middle-age and older adults and translated the findings into age equivalents.

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  • Anna Zajacova & Jennifer Karas Montez & Pamela Herd, 2014. "Socioeconomic Disparities in Health Among Older Adults and the Implications for the Retirement Age Debate: A Brief Report," Journals of Gerontology: Series B, Gerontological Society of America, vol. 69(6), pages 973-978.
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