Part exploration, part knowledge building, and part narration, this book draws on research from a variety of disciplines and resources to paint a complete picture of productivity in old age. The authors discuss the relationship between work and aging and highlight the importance of working into old age. Each chapter focuses on narratives from older workers that support the evidence presented with personal stories. These stories illustrate the opportunities, challenges, frustrations, and choices that older people face in maintaining a productive lifestyle. Simultaneously, the text highlights current events and the economy largely within Western societies and discusses the struggle some countries have supplying the financial benefits paid to retirees. Overall, the text shows how working into old age can contribute to longevity and greater quality of life.