TIAA Institute Insights Report: “Policy solutions that implicitly expect almost everyone to delay retirement will leave many Americans behind”

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Lisa F. Berkman, PhD, and Beth C. Truesdale, PhD, have published a TIAA Institute Insights Report that pulls from book that they co-edited, “Overtime: America’s Aging Workforce and the Future of Working Longer,” to help answer the question: “Should women just delay retirement and work longer?” The report is part of the TIAA Institute’s Women’s Voices of Expertise & Experience: Insights to Help Retire Inequality series.

Winter 2023 Harvard Public Health Magazine cites work by Berkman/Truesdale and Subramanian/Kim

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In the current issue of Harvard Public Health Magazine, Harvard Pop Center research projects (and researchers) are getting some attention. The book “Overtime: America’s Aging Workforce and the Future of Working Longer” co-edited by HCPDS Director Lisa Berkman and Visiting Scientist Beth C. Truesdale is spotlighted in the “Bookshelf” section, and novel research by Faculty Member S (Subu) V Subramanian and Visiting Scientist Rockli Kim that mapped undernutrition across India’s…

Bell Fellow A. Nicole Kreisberg talks with The Boston Globe about ways that we can solve the labor shortage problem

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Research by our Bell Fellow A. Nicole Kreisberg is cited in this piece in The Boston Globe: “America is running out of working-age adults. Here’s how to solve the labor shortage.” If you can’t access the above link, here is a pdf version of the piece.

What were the longer-term impacts for older workers who experienced a work disruption at the start of the pandemic?

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Our recent Sloan Fellow on Aging and Work Leah Abrams, along with our former Bell Fellow Lindsay Kobayashi, and their colleague Jessica Finlay, have published their findings in Innovation in Aging, reporting on the economic and mental ramifications six months after the layoffs, furloughs, and reduced hours many workers experienced in early spring 2020. Here’s a findings snapshot: of those who lost their job, 1/3 were still out of work…

“Change the workplace, not the worker”: More news about the Work and Well-Being Initiative’s role in advising the U.S. Surgeon General’s Office

Five essentials for workplace mental health and worker well-being

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has reported about the role that the Work and Well-Being Initiative (and its researchers) played in advising the U.S. Surgeon General on its new Framework on workplace mental health and well-being…            

Is there a secret to enabling an aging population working in the service sector to stay in the workforce longer?

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Recent Harvard Sloan Fellow on Aging & Work Leah Abrams, along with HCPDS faculty member Daniel Schneider, and their colleague Kristen Harknett, have published an article in The Gerontologist that reports that although scheduling conditions were found to be more stable for workers ages 50–80 than they were for younger workers, more than 80% of this older cohort experienced at least one type of routine schedule instability that was associated with…

Lisa Berkman discusses aging workforce on Harvard Chan School webcast The Forum

Harvard Pop Center Director Lisa Berkman appeared as a panel member of a  webcast on The Forum at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, presented in collaboration with the Huffington Post, on Thursday, February 11. The panel of experts discussed the implications of an aging population on the workforce, including challenges that older workers must face, as well as the impacts on employers and programs such as Social Security.…