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The age at which workers retire is affected by notjust their health (or health issues) but also the demands of thejob, and either of these could drive an earlier retirement date ora later one.

But according to a study from the Center for Retirement Researchat Boston College, the health issues can be broken down into "asmall number of distinct work trajectories"—six, in fact—while twojob demands affect retirement, even after controlling for healthfactors.

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Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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