Boom time means snooze time for US workers

Americans tend to stop work during economic booms rather than downfalls, according to a study from the University of Missouri.

The study, published in the Journal of Personal Finance and funded by a grant from Prudential Insurance Company of America, examined data from 4,000 households with retirement-aged Americans from 1992 to 2008.

It found the probability that retirement-eligible Americans chose to retire increased by more than 2% for every 1% increase in market returns.

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