Retirement Income

Social Security provided only 37% of the income of people age 65 and older in 2010. Nearly as much, 30%, came from earnings. It's not clear how many work because they have to and how many because they want to, but clearly a job is still a primary source of income.

Source: Older Americans 2012: Key Indicators of Well-Being, Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics.