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For the next several months, the Sloan Research Network on Aging & Work will host a blog series, Translating Research on Aging & Work into Practice: Effective Strategies for Communicating with Employers.
The blogs are all derived from papers presented at a pre-conference workshop developed for the 21st IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatics in San Francisco, July, 2017. The conference was supported by the National Institute on Aging, the Gerontological Society of America, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, and the Australian Retirement Institute. The first blog, Protected or Deflected? Impact of Employment Protection Legislation on Forced Career Exit in Europe, by Drs. Martin Hyde (from Swansea University in the UK) and Ellen Dingemans (from the Netherlands Demographic Institute), is out today. We welcome comments and discussions that we hope the blogs inspire.
More Than 100 Aging and Work Experts Call on Congress to Address the Nation’s Caregiving Crisis With a Strong Paid Leave Plan
WASHINGTON, D.C. – For National Family Caregivers Month, 113 of the nation’s leading researchers on aging, work and family issues sent a first-of-its-kind letter to Congress today urging lawmakers to address rapidly growing demand for care by establishing a national paid family and medical leave policy. (read more)
Working Past 65: Opportunities And Challenges
It used to be 65 was the magic number for many American workers to retire. Now, with more people living longer, the number isn’t so firm. (read more)