David Neumark, a professor of economics at the University of California, Irvine writes … An aging population, coupled with low employment rates among Americans older than 62, poses severe challenges to the long-term sustainability of Social Security. Numerous reforms have been proposed to extend their working lives, including raising the retirement age. Such reforms may be unlikely to gain traction – not because people are so eager to retire, but because age discrimination sharply limits job opportunities.

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