Workers who think they have excellent chances of living to ages75 and 85 plan to work longer than those who think their chancesare poor, according to a new study by the Center for RetirementResearch at Boston College.

With life expectancy of 65 having increased dramatically in thepast few decades, longevity has sharply increased the time spent inretirement, said the researchers.

And with Social Security and employer pension plans replacing a smaller share of earnings forretirement at any age, working longer has become increasinglyessential to secure an adequate income in later years,

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