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Is retirement often detrimental to health (i.e., people frequently seem to become ill or die soon after retirement)?

 
No. Health decline is related to age or previous health problems, not retirement per se. Retirement may actually improve functional health by reducing stress on the individual.

 

 

 

Linda Breytspraak, Center on Aging Studies, University of Missouri-Kansas City

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
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