According to MetLife's Mature Market Institute (MMI), it appears to be a mixed bag. Whether the glass is half empty or half full is up for debate.
- 65% of Gen X'ers are working full-time, as are their significant others; this suggests that significant numbers are not working full-time.
- Only 2 in 5 are still in the same career as when they started working.
- Most would like to retire at age 62 but don't expect to be able to until age 67.
- Half are behind in saving for retirement, with women more so than men.
- 7 in 10 are not confident that Social Seccurity will be able to provide full benefits.
- More than 8 in 10 are homeowners, but about 1 in 6 owe more on their mortgage than the value of their home.
- About 3 out of every 4 are raising children, while about 2 in 10 are caring for older family members.