When Will You Retire?

BY Paul Solman  March 18, 2013 at 4:37 PM EDT

Creative Commons photo courtesy of flickr user wheatfieldbrown.

Monday’s PBS NewsHour will feature our Making Sense story on the aging of academia. The population of professors over 65 has more than doubled since 2000 and many say they have no plans to retire anytime soon, if ever. Paul Solman examines why they’re clinging to the job and the logjam that itinerant younger academics — so-called “road scholars” — now face.

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