Blue Collar Workers More Likely To Work Past 65
Blue-collar workers are more likely to remain on the job after they turn 65 than white-collar employees. says a study published in the American Journal of Public Health.
The researchers also found that lower-income workers are at greater risk for developing chronic and painful conditions, particularly arthritis, later in life.
By the age of 65, 19 percent of white-collar workers with arthritis are still working, compared to 22 percent of blue-collar workers. The study also revealed that blue-collar workers can expect about 11 more years of health and white-collar workers can look forward to roughly 14 more years of health.