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July 2004, Vol. 127, No. 7
Trends in job demands among older workers, 1992–2002
Richard W. Johnson
Senior Research Associate, Income and Benefits Policy Center, Urban Institute, Washington, DC.
Employment increases among older adults could relieve some of the demographic pressures created by population aging, but only if older workers are physically able to perform their job responsibilities; the share of workers ages 55 to 60 in jobs that never require much physical effort increased 18 percent between 1992 and 2002.
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