October 2019

posted 10.29.2019
Editor’s note: The John A. Hartford Foundation, the Administration for Community Living and The SCAN Foundation fund the Aging and Disability Business Institute (www.aginganddisability­businessinstitute.org), led by the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a). The mis­sion of the Aging…
posted 10.29.2019
By David Neumark Population aging poses fundamental public policy challenges. Barring changes in the employment of older adults, population aging implies a shrinking number of workers to sup­-port a growing number of retirees. Population Aging and Age Discrimination The projected population aging…
posted 10.29.2019
By Monique Morrissey The U.S. retirement system is flawed and inadequate. The remedy? Expand Social Security and ensure employers and workers contribute to simple, affordable retirement plans. To address the looming retirement crisis in the United States, economists, advocates, and reformers need…
posted 10.29.2019
By Teresa Ghilarducci and Siavash Radpour People older than age 55 will fill 7 million of the 10 million new jobs created between 2016 and 2026. Working longer seems to be the solution to many, if not all problems related to retirement—it is supposed to be good for older adults’ physical and mental…
posted 10.29.2019
By Carl E. Van Horn and Maria Heidkamp Findings from two large surveys posit solutions for the millions of older Americans working in precarious or part-time jobs. Even though the labor market in mid-2019 was strong and unemployment was at a fifty-year low, more than 1 million job seekers ages 55…
posted 10.29.2019
By David Lain and Chris Phillipson In common with many OECD countries, in the U.K. it has become customary to talk of a new era of choice and control for older workers (Thompson, 2018) and “reinventing” retirement as a period that combines leisure, caregiving, and-or volunteering, along with some…
posted 10.07.2019
Older people in the United States today often need to work past their desired “retirement age.” However, evidence demonstrates that this is not easy for most older workers; instead 52 percent of retirees left their jobs before they had intended to. Wages, hours, and working conditions for older…
posted 10.04.2019
  By Lori S. Kiker   Approximately 38.4% of men and women will be diagnosed with cancer at some point during their lifetimes. A major risk factor for cancer is advanced age. People > 65 years account for about 60% of newly diagnosed malignancies and 70% of all cancer deaths.        With over…