“This experiment has failed:” Beth Truesdale on shifting the burden of security in retirement to individuals

Head shot of Beth Truesdale

Harvard Pop Center Research Associate Beth Truesdale, PhD, has penned a Letter to the Editor published in The Boston Globe that calls for strengthening Social Security and employer-based retirement plans. Beth is currently co-editing a volume titled Overtime: America’s Aging Workforce and the Future of “Working Longer.” This project, which is funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, gathers an interdisciplinary community of scholars to examine how changes in health, family, work, politics, and the economy may make it increasingly hard for substantial sections of the U.S. population—especially racial minorities and lower-income workers—to continue to work into their 60s and beyond.