CHICAGO (AP) A rising share of older Americans is forgoing the concept of a traditional retirement at the age of 65, a trend that some younger workers arent particularly thrilled to see.
A recent poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research found that workers under the age of 50 were significantly more likely to view Americas aging workforce as a negative development when compared with their older counterparts. About 4 in 10 respondents ages 18 to 49 and 44% of the youngest respondents ages 18 to 29 said they consider the trend to be a bad thing for American workers. Just 14% of those age 60 and over said the same.
I dont think in things like IT and medicine youre as effective a worker (at 65 years old) as you are at 50, says Katie Otting, a 29-year-old living in Southern California. If some 65-year-old is in a position that hes not ready to quit because he wants a better pension and theres someone else ready to take that job, theyre not going to replace him.