reports: “Women who work for pay have slower memory loss as they age”

Woman over age 60, thanks to Pixabay

A study with former postdoctoral fellow Erika Sabbath, ScD, and Harvard Pop Center Director Lisa Berkman, PhD (on sabbatical 2020-2021) among the authors reports that women who worked for pay during early adulthood and later in life (even if they left the workforce to raise children but later returned) have slower rates of memory decline after age 60. Read about the findings in this piece on

Women working in India whose wages are deposited into own bank accounts found to participate longer in labor force

Harvard Pop Center faculty member Rohini Pande, PhD, postdoctoral fellow Natalia Rigol, PhD, and colleagues explore in this working paper whether this correlation may be due to increased female bargaining power.