Study finds those who expected to be working at age 62 (but then weren’t) suffered from increase in depressive symptoms

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Harvard Sloan Fellow on Aging and Work Leah Abrams, PhD, is an author on a paper published in The Journals of Gerontology, Series b that finds that middle-aged adults who experienced an “unexpected work exit” suffered from more depressive symptoms, whereas working longer than planned was not associated with an increase in these symptoms (except among Hispanic respondents).