Retiring at a later age may require a boost in healthy life expectancy

Person walking with a cane

Working longer and later in the lifespan is more possible if it is paired with the “compression of morbidity” — a delayed onset of disability or illness. Center Director Lisa Berkman and her colleague John Rowe have published an article in Nature Aging in which they review recent findings that suggest that while life expectancy may be increasing, the period of life in which functional impairments and disabilities are experienced…

Providing a foundation for older American workers to stay in labor force longer

Head shot of Beth Truesdale

Keeping older Americans in the labor force longer (a financial necessity for many; also good for the economy) may very well depend on improving the quality of their jobs when they are much younger, according to a report authored by Beth Truesdale, PhD, our former Sloan Fellow on Aging and Work, and current research associate. Tune in to this webinar co-sponsored by Brookings Institution and the Kellogg Public-Private Initiative to…

What might encourage older people to stay in workforce longer?

Older man using a computer to service a car

Harvard Pop Center faculty member Nicole Maestas, PhD, is author on a working paper that studies the role that job characteristics (and preferences for these characteristics) play in influencing whether a person stays in the workforce or transitions to retirement.

What will employment be like for aging workforce in future? International researchers discuss today at Harvard Pop Center

Today the Harvard Pop Center is co-hosting the 2016 Sloan Research Network on Aging & Work Fall Institute, chaired by Jackie James from Boston College and our director, Lisa Berkman. Researchers from around the world are here to discuss projects related to older worker employment.

Lisa Berkman to discuss aging workforce on Harvard Chan School webcast The Forum

On Thursday, February 11 from 12:30 to 1:30 ET, Lisa Berkman, Director of the Harvard Pop Center, will discuss the challenges (and benefits) of an aging workforce as a panel member on The Forum, a live webcast at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Tune in to the live webcast, or watch the on-demand video later.