Why Rural-to-Urban Migrant Workers in China Continue Working After Age 60: A Qualitative Analysis. By: Zhang, Quan and Wu, Yijin. 2024. Gerontologist. Vol. 64 Issue 1, p1-10.

Background and Objectives This study aims to examine why rural-to-urban migrant workers in China remain in the workforce after age 60. Research Design and Methods Semistructured interviews were conducted and transcribed. Interview transcriptions were coded and analyzed by inductive content analysis. Results Rural-to-urban migrant workers in China continue to work even after they reach age 60 for reasons related to personal and family finances, as well as cognitive motivational, sociocultural, and workingcondition factors. Discussion and Implications Findings from this study deepen our understanding of the specific reasons why older rural-to-urban migrant workers in China continue working after age 60. While these findings emphasize the need for improved welfare programs and enhanced health care for older migrant workers, they also underscore the importance of providing a healthy and safe work environment for older workers.