As workers age, they face an increasing risk that health problems will force them out of the labor force. However, workers with more control over their work conditions may be better able to manage the challenges health problems can create. A new report from the Office of Advocacy shows that older workers who develop health limitations are less likely to leave the labor force if they are self-employed. Read Job Characteristics and Transitions among Older Self-employed Individuals with Work-limiting Health Conditions to learn more.
Created by Congress in 1976, the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is an independent voice for small business within the federal government.