Journal Article

What Has Driven the Recent Increase in Retirements?


Abstract: During the pandemic, the share of retirees in the U.S. population rose much faster than its normal pace. Typically, an increase in this share is driven by more people transitioning from employment to retirement. However, we show that the recent increase was instead driven by fewer people transitioning from retirement back into employment, likely due to pandemic-related health risks. More retirees may rejoin the workforce as these health risks fade, but the retirement share is unlikely to return to a normal level for some time.

Keywords: Retirees; Retirement; Labor Force; Pandemic;

Access Documents

File(s): File format is application/pdf https://www.kansascityfed.org/documents/8240/eb21NieYang0811.pdf
Description: Full-text

Authors

Bibliographic Information

Provider: Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Part of Series: Economic Bulletin

Publication Date: 2011-08-11

Issue: August 11, 2011

Pages: 4