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

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. … Continue reading “Providing a foundation for older American workers to stay in labor force longer”

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

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

Researchers will shed new light on working longer and delayed retirement with Sloan Foundation grant

In the U.S., as in many industrialized nations, policymakers have embraced the notion that most individuals can (and should) work longer. But changes across generations in health, family, and work may make it hard for substantial sections of the U.S. population to continue to work into their 60s or beyond. With funding from the Alfred … Continue reading “Researchers will shed new light on working longer and delayed retirement with Sloan Foundation grant”