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Contract Work at Older Ages

Katharine G. Abraham, Brad Hershbein, Susan Houseman

NBER Working Paper No. 26612
Issued in January 2020

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The research reported herein was performed pursuant to grant RDR18000003 from the US Social Security Administration (SSA) funded as part of the Retirement and Disability Research Consortium. The opinions and conclusions expressed are solely those of the author(s) and do not represent the opinions or policy of SSA, any agency of the Federal Government, or the National Bureau of Economic Research. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of the contents of this report. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply endorsement, recommendation or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, the Kellogg Foundation, and the Sloan Foundation provided additional support for this project. We thank Joanna Lahey for helpful comments on an earlier draft and Joe Daly, Jeff Jones, Stephanie Marken, and Jonathan Rothwell at Gallup for assistance with implementing the survey module on which many of the results we report are based and with understanding details of the underlying Education Consumer Pulse Survey. We also thank Lillian Petrovic for outstanding research assistance.

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