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June 22, 2016

Lauren Schmitz & Dalton Conley find that losing your job after the age of 50, but before retirement, may result in weight gain and worsen overall health

Money cited research in a new NBER working paper by Lauren Schmitz and Dalton Conley, of Princeton University, which finds that people over the age of 50 who are not yet eligible for Social Security are more likely to gain weight and experience worse health than comparable workers who were employed. This study used data from the Health and Retirement Study.

NBER Working Paper is here.