Monday, March 08, 2010

Use it or lose it

The phrase "use it or lose it" is pretty unambiguous. It turns out that it's true. Susann Rohwedder and Robert J. Willis report results of their tests (in the Winter 2010 Journal of Economic Perspectives)of whether we retire because our cognitive skills have slid or whether retirement is the cause. They find that we do have some control and should stick with an "engaged life style".