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Issue Brief: Occupation, Cognitive Decline and Retirement
Brooke Helppie McFall and Amanda Sonnega

  • Greater cognitive decline is associated with earlier retirement.
  • The relationship between cognitive decline and retirement differs by large occupational group, where occupations are grouped by likely level of cognitive demand.
  • Findings from this brief support prior research showing that cognitive decline may lead to earlier than planned retirement.