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Kevin E. Cahill
Kevin E. Cahill is a Research Economist at the Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College. His current projects examine patterns of labor force withdrawal, including bridge job employment and re-entry, retirement income, occupational changes later in life, and the role of employer-provided pensions in the retirement decisions of older workers. Previously, he was a Manager at Analysis Group and the Associate Director for Research at the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College. Dr. Cahill is a member of the American Economics Association and the National Association of Forensic Economists. He earned his B.A. in economics and mathematics from Rutgers College and his M.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Boston College.

Entries by Kevin E. Cahill

Self-Employment: The Answer for an Aging Workforce and a Sluggish Economy?

(0) Comments | Posted March 5, 2014 | 4:17 PM

With diminished prospects for wage-and-salary work in recent years and projections of sluggish growth for at least the near term, as documented in the Congressional Budget Office's February report on the economy, it's natural to look for alternative forms of employment as a way for older Americans to cope with...

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Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, and Traditional Retirement

(3) Comments | Posted May 29, 2013 | 6:32 PM

Today we hear lots of reports about how Americans are failing at retirement planning: 401(k) plans are insufficient; the Social Security trust fund is depleted; private savings are nonexistent. What are we saying these three pillars of retirement income are failing to provide, though: 20-plus years of full-time leisure? That...

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Should You Be Counting on the Social Security Trust Fund?

(4) Comments | Posted September 19, 2012 | 2:40 PM

The Social Security Trust Fund does not contain "real economic assets." This reality will make retirement not only more distant, but also more difficult for most of us.

The three pillars of retirement income -- Social Security, private pensions and savings -- are shaky these days. The Trustees...

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Should Older Workers Step Aside?

(47) Comments | Posted August 29, 2011 | 5:29 PM

During the past quarter century, we barely talked about whether we had enough jobs in America. With unemployment rates comfortably in the single digits there were plenty of jobs to go around. This world came to an abrupt end with the financial crisis in 2008, as the monthly unemployment rate...

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