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“Overtime: America’s Aging Workforce and the Future of Working Longer”

“Overtime: America’s Aging Workforce and the Future of Working Longer,” a volume on aging and work published by Oxford University Press in 2022 and edited by HCPDS Director Lisa Berkman and former HCPDS Sloan Fellow Beth Truesdale, explores a challenge that many Americans are facing— and will be confronting— in the years ahead: is a delayed retirement a realistic, practical and tenable option for all of us as we attempt to become better financially prepared for retirement? Policymakers are assuming that working longer is the solution to not being financially ready to retire, but the nearly thirty experts across the fields of economics, sociology, psychology, political science, and epidemiology who collaborated to produce this volume explain why delayed retirement is not an adequate solution for all, especially when you factor in increasing economic and social inequalities, precarious working conditions, family caregiving responsibilities, poor health, and age discrimination.

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