Socioeconomic status can affect how early people retire — thus affecting their income in retirement. (AP Photo)

While people who work longer tend to have a more secure retirement, their socioeconomic (SES) status could be pushing them out of the workplace prematurely — thus contributing to a retirement without enough savings to get by.

A new study from the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College looked at how long people in various SES groups need to work to maintain their preretirement standard of living, how long they plan to work and any gap between the two.

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