How stressors are perceived may contribute to differences in mental health between Black and white older adults

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Despite higher levels of exposure to common chronic stressors across five life domains (health, financial, residential, relationship, and caregiving), Black study participants were found to suffer less from symptoms of anxiety and depression than white study participants. Our new Sloan Fellow on Aging and Work, Leah Abrams, PhD, is an author on a paper that that explores how stress appraisal (the extent to which stress exposures are perceived to be…

Announcing our next cohort of postdoctoral fellows

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After receiving a record number of highly qualified applicants, three finalists have been selected and will be joining us this coming fall as members of the 2020-2022 cohort of postdoctoral fellows at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies. We look forward to having these scholars join us! Our incoming David E. Bell Fellow, Madeleine Daepp, is currently completing her doctorate in the department of urban studies and planning…

Call for applications! Interdisciplinary postdoc fellowships at Harvard Pop Center

The Harvard Pop Center is now accepting applications for its postdoctoral fellowship programs—the Bell Fellowship and the Sloan Fellowship on Aging and Work. We offer competitive salaries, benefits, and research/travel funds. Learn more about these interdisciplinary postdoctoral training opportunities. Deadline to apply is Friday, December 8, 2017.

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.