Many Americans assume that by the time they reach their 50s they’ll have steady work, time to save and the right to make their own decisions about when to retire.
But as Steckel’s situation suggests, that’s no longer the reality for many — indeed, most — people.
ProPublica and the Urban Institute, a Washington think tank, analyzed data from the Health and Retirement Study, or HRS, the premier source of quantitative information about aging in America. Since 1992, the study has followed a nationally representative sample of about 20,000 people from the time they turn 50 through the rest of their lives.
Through 2016, our analysis found that between the time older workers enter the study and when they leave paid employment, 56 percent are laid off at least once or leave jobs under such financially damaging circumstances that it’s likely they were pushed out rather than choosing to go voluntarily.
Only one in 10 of these workers ever again earns as much as they did before their employment setbacks, our analysis showed.
Even years afterward, the household incomes of over half of those who experience such work disruptions remain substantially below those of workers who don’t.
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The HRS is based on employee surveys, not employer records, so it can’t definitively identify what’s behind every setback, but it includes detailed information about the circumstances under which workers leave jobs and the consequences of these departures.
We focused on workers who enter their 50s with stable, full-time jobs and who’ve been with the same employer for at least five years — those who HRS data and other economic studies show are least likely to encounter employment problems. We considered only separations that result in at least six months of unemployment or at least a 50 percent drop in earnings from pre-separation levels.
Then, we sorted job departures into voluntary and involuntary and, among involuntary departures, distinguished between those likely driven by employers and those resulting from personal issues, such as poor health or family problems. (See the full analysis here.)
We found that 28 percent of stable, longtime employees sustain at least one damaging layoff by their employers between turning 50 and leaving work for retirement.
On Saturday another event took place on the foreshore of St Kilda beach in Melbourne. Unlike the Cronulla riots which were organic and spontaneous in nature, this was an organised political gathering to protest the government’s failed multiculturalism policy and the associated crime and terror. St Kilda beach was chosen due to the numerous crime waves and attacks by gangs of South Sudanese immigrants that have been perpetrated there. The criminal activity has been noteworthy for the almost complete lack of any coherent police presence and response.
The response to the event from the media and the political elite has been characteristically coordinated in nature. The protestors were labeled as “far-right” or “Neo-Nazis” while the far-left counter demonstrators enjoyed their self chosen moniker of “anti-racists”.
Much has been made of a few individuals in the crowd making what were described as Nazi salutes. A Jewish aged-care center in nearby Caulfield was adorned with a swastika leading up to the event. Such convenient episodes enable individuals such as politicians Josh Frydenburg to make a point about their Jewishness.
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How wonderful it is to be lectured to on the subject of a conflict in which my grandparents fought by a politician who identifies as Jewish and not Australian. If only the Nazis could be confined to the dustbin of history, but alas such a wish is unlikely to happen since the prog left continues to label anyone as such without the slightest provocation.
To the globalists a nationalist is by default a Nazi; only a Nazi would seek to maintain an independent state based on such an unpalatable precondition as cultural and racial identity. By that logic then it follows that any state seeking to maintain its own identity must by default be comprised of Nazis.
Let Frydenberg take that idea to Israel and see how popular it is.
I’d go out for a walk except that it’s January in Holland. I’m supposed to be going to the gym but I have the feeling that that’s got about as much chance of happening as the Democrats coming to the sudden and collective realization that border walls are cool as fuck.
Most probably I’ll sit here all afternoon and drink German wheat beer.
It has NO FRUITY NOTES at all and I like it so all of you can go and get fucked.
I purchased a big beer glass specifically for this type of beer. It’s a very tall and bulbous glass, the type of glass that is most shaped like a woman with whom you’d like to do the bang bang bang. You need to pour in the beer in a certain way to get the right type of head, (Funny! Head! Get it?? Ha ha!) You lean the bottle into the glass and then you upend the bottle vertically but you KEEP THE LIP OF THE BOTTLE SUBMERGED and that way you get the right amount of head and not a glass with a little bit of yellow at the bottom and then a whole lotta white froth, (like Australia used to be, get it?? Get it??)
No, I haven’t started drinking yet. This is what I’m like at parties when I’m in the mood. People that I knew used to invite me to their parties just for the off chance that I was in the mood. Mostly I wasn’t in the mood. But when I was then all bets were off. I’d enter and the hostess would come up to me with this forced smile on her face that she’d spent at least 30 minutes shaping in the royal bathroom of overused marble that masqueraded as a place where someone like me could wipe off his ass while standing up because that’s what you do when you’re using toilet paper whilst surrounded with the gross national export of Carrara for an entire year.
“Would you like a glass of champagne?” she’d ask while stiffly beckoning a university student fitted into some foreign black and white attire who was working to supplement her studies because daddy-whoring hadn’t yet been invented back then. I’d take the glass, flash the young chicky a demented grin, and then ask the hostess whether or not a cure for herpes had been invented yet. I wasn’t asking for myself, oh no no non, but for a friend, you see.
Worry not womynz. Jesus has a plan for you. It’s called The Wall.
Wild Hearts: single, Christian, age 40-ish women of Greeley
What we’re about
Wild Hearts is a group for women who are: 40-ish in age, Christian, single, in Greeley area.
Wild Hearts is intended to be a small group who would like to build community with women in the same season of life. It will be open for the group to decide, but mainly it will be for Bible Study/book study/fellowship. The group will meet about two times a month or whatever the members decide.
“Adults”. Ha. Ha ha. Ha ha ha ha ha ha. Ha.
Queer & Nerdy
What we’re about
Queer & Nerdy Game Night is a fun way for Longmont and BoCo LGBTQQA+ adults to make new friends and nerd out on some games!
We enjoy cooperative to semi-cooperative board games like, Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle and Mysterium, as well as silly and competitive games such as, Exploding Kittens and Unstable Unicorns. Whatever we play, the goal is to have fun and make new friends within our community. We meet on the last Sunday of every month at various locations in Longmont from 6-9pm.
In fact, men with 6-10 premarital partners report the same level of marital happiness as men with 2-3 partners. (It seems men who aren’t virgins are happier if they have sampled more than five pussies. For men, a point is reached when quantity becomes its own quality.)
Women with 6-10 premarital partners are the unhappiest in marriage.
Even funnier, from a biomechanical point of view, marital happiness actually ticks up a bit from men with 11-20 sex partners to men with 21+ partners.
For both sexes, entering marriage in a virginal state provides the happiest outcome.
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By the way, the fact of modrenity that virgins are as rare as unused buttplugs in CNN anchor desks portends horrible outcomes for civilization, as it has formed in the American miasma. As age at first marriage increases, the number of female virgins approaches zero. Few women will hold out until age 30, so if women aren’t getting married until then, good luck finding a virgin whose vagina is a Chinese finger trap instead of a hallway. Many MANY more marriages will be miserable for both parties because
a. the wrinkled newlywed bride is past her nubile peak and
b. she’s corrupted by a caravan of cocks.
(a) will reduce a man’s ardor to provide and protect, and (b) will induce a woman’s ardor to cheat and eject.
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PS The lead author of this study is Nicholas Wolfinger. Not a J_w? (If not, it would explain the mass droppage of realtalk.)