Retirement & Workforce Aging

Older Adults Who “Use It” by Volunteering Are Less Likely to “Lose It”
, Jordan Stein, Jorie Stein, Retirement, The Aging Workforce

The phrase “use it or lose it” has been uttered for years to humorously explain the physical and mental decline that can occur when individuals…

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How Levels of Engagement in Work, Volunteering & Caregiving Affect Well-Being
, Aging & Wellness, Caregiving

A recent study in The Gerontologist examined how psychological well-being is impacted by different types of engagement in productive activities, such as paid work, family…

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Does How You Retire Affect Your Satisfaction with Life?
, Aging & Wellness

There are a number of routes to retirement, both voluntary and involuntary, and involuntary retirement can be for either organizational or health reasons. Recently, researchers…

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The “New” American Family: Implications for Retirement, Finances, and Future Care

What was once considered the “traditional” American family consisting of a married couple with children is no longer the norm. According to the 2010 Census,…

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Best Cities for Successful Aging

In an effort to improve the lives of aging Americans, the Milken Institute has assembled a listing of the Best Cities in America for successful…

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Health & Financial Literacy: Important Foundations for Decision-Making

Researchers at the Rush University Medical Center examined the influence of health and financial literacy on decision-making ability among community-dwelling older adults without dementia. Their…

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Positive and Negative Perceptions of Older Workers

As a growing number of older adults find themselves looking for work, it is important to understand how older adults are viewed and treated in…

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Employment and Aging: Using Large Scale Data To Ask, “Who Works?”

The so-called Great Recession has changed how Americans view work, and not just due to our 10% unemployment rate. Attacks on social security and pensions,…

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Why Older Workers are Struggling to Find Work

Researchers at Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College recently released a research brief outlining the employment challenges faced by adults 55 years…

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Quality of Work Life and Intention to Retire among Older Employees

New research has found an association between an individual’s quality of work life and the age they retire. A European based study examined 6836 participants,…

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The Landscape of Retirement Continues to Change

A new research brief published by the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire, adds to mounting evidence that retirement patterns are shifting dramatically.…

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Report from the MetLIfe Emerging Retirement Model Study

MetLife recently published a report detailing the results of their survey of employers’ concerns regarding the issues they face related to the retirement of a…

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