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Average real wages grew slowly for boomers during their youth (ages 22–34) -- when they hit their prime, their wages grew only 0.7 percent a year. (Photo: Shutterstock)

A new study finds that boomers forced to work longer because of low retirement savings will be laboring under a double handicap: staying in the workplace longer than they planned while working for jobs with wages lower than they should be because of the size of their birth cohort — e.g., the size of the boomer generation itself.

Related: 10 retirement issues boomers face

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