What are some of the reasons workers are delaying retirement? How has the planned retirement age changed over time? What are the trends in labor-force participation?
Reasons for Delaying: The poor economy (36 percent) and the need to make up for losses in the stock market (28 percent) are the most-often cited reasons in the 2009 EBRI Retirement Confidence Survey (RCS). The chart below compares reasons given in 2008 and this year.