The increase in labor force participation by older workers could help improve Americans' retirement income prospects, according to the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College.

The number of men over 60 who are still working has increased steadily since a post-World War II low of 33 percent in 1993, the center said in a study.

Part of that increase can be attributed to men who have achieved a higher level of education. In other words, better educated workers are healthier and have more opportunities.

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