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70 percent of female boomers say it is very important that a job in retirement “gives you asense of purpose,” compared with only 48 percent of male boomers. And more boomer women than men (50% vs. 28%) say the opportunity to help people in need is a very important characteristic attracting them to a job in retirement.
The leading-edge baby boomers (age 50 to 59) are especially interested in ﬁnding good
work, with 58 percent expressing interest overall. Thirty-four percent are not interested.
Women of this generation are substantially more interested than men, with 62 percent of
the boomer women saying they are interested compared with 54 percent of their male
counterparts. This gender gap showing higher levels of interest among women is observed only among the leading-edge boomers, and not among those age 60 to 70. --- p33