The best-laid plans for retirement…

Head shot of Leah Abrams

Harvard Sloan Fellow on Aging and Work Leah Abrams, PhD, recently published one of her dissertation papers in the journal Ageing & Society that found that among a cohort of Americans ages 51 – 61, it is common to have unmet expectations about retirement timing (e.g. working a shorter or longer time period than expected).

“… policies that aim to incentivize longer work are limited by the fact that many older adults don’t have total agency over when they retire.”

— Leah Abrams