Depression Is Significant Cause Of Early Retirement

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Men in late middle age with depressive symptoms are more likely to leave the labor force than men without such symptoms are, according to a new study from the University of Pennsylvania.


Retirement-age women, though they have a greater tendency to work part time or transition to part-time status, are more likely to opt out completely if they suffer even mild, or sub-threshold, symptoms of depression.

Almost one in 10 adults in the labor force suffers a bout of major depression in a 12-month period.

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