A new poll out from the Associated Press and the Center for Public Affairs Research shows that about 82 percent of working Americans over 50 say it is at least somewhat likely they will work for pay in retirement.
The survey found 47 percent of those working expect to retire later than they previously thought.
The reasons many thought they would keep working were for financial needs, their ability to do their job and their need for employer benefits such as health insurance. Older adults are now the fastest-growing segment of the American workforce; with people 55 and up are forecast to make up one-fourth of the civilian labor force by 2020. Increased life spans and a renewed idea of when old age begins are helping to keep older adults in the workforce.
6 in 10 say that they feel younger than they are.