This report finds that Americans spend more time in retirement than ever before. The aging of the baby boom generation, however, will force policy makers and businesses to reassess practices that have encouraged ever-earlier retirement. Many older workers would like to continue to work but face various obstacles to doing so. Public and private policies, crafted in an era of labor surpluses, have long promoted retirement rather than work among older Americans. CED's report, New Opportunities for Older Workers, addresses these and other issues and recommends reforms in public policies and business practices.