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Fri, Aug 1, 2014 -- 9:00 AM

Increasingly, Americans Can't Afford to Retire


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Older job-seekers participate in a career counseling session in New York City.
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Older job-seekers participate in a career counseling session in New York City.

The number of Americans 65 and older who still work is up 60 percent from a decade ago. That's according to a recent article in Harper's Magazine, which profiles several seniors who can't afford to stop working. We'll hear their stories and examine the challenges and options for an increasing number of Americans who don't have enough money to retire.

Host: Rachael Myrow

Guests:

  • Jessica Bruder, journalist and author of the article "The End of Retirement," which appears in the August 2014 issue of Harper's Magazine
  • Richard Johnson, senior fellow and director of the Program on Retirement Policy at the Urban Institute
  • Roxanne Murray, program director of the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) and Economic Security Initiative Center (ESIC), Felton Institute/Family Service Agency of San Francisco

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