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June 26, 2017

Robert Willis Study Cited in Forbes Column

photo of Robert WillisA 2010 article, Mental Retirement, by Susann Rohwedder and Robert Willis was cited in a Forbes column about the benefit of a longer working life to boosting cognitive health. Rohwedder and Willis’ article found that retirement “had a significant negative impact on the cognitive ability of people in their early 60s. They speculate that retirement can lead to a less stimulating daily environment.”

Rohwedder & Willis (2010). Mental Retirement. Journal of Economic Perspectives.

Forbes article: A Benefit of Working Longer: Keeping Your Brain Sharp