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In the News Archive 2013

Tapping the Self-Reliant Power of Older Women. Are You Ready? | The Transition Network

19 December 2013—The 60th anniversary Summit, “Tapping the Self-Reliant Power of Older Women,” will feature the latest knowledge and insights on women as influencers and consumers.

65 Plus and Looking for Work | Consumer Mojo

16 December 2013—Center research was mentioned on www.consumermojo.com

Companies start to woo older workers with perks | Marketplace Economy

9 December 2013—Dr. Pitt-Catsouphes, director at Boston College’s Center on Aging and Work shared her thoughts about Employment Experiences of Today's Older Workers.

American Retirees (Seniors) Way of Working: In the Country of No Mandatory Retirement | nikkeibp.co.jp

19 November 2013—Dr. Pitt-Catsouphes, director at Boston College’s Center on Aging and Work is interviewed by Japan’s leading online business magazine “Nikkei BP” about American Retirees.

Nine to Five | Platinum Boomer

7 December 2013—Christina Matz-Costa was mentioned at www.platinumboomer.com

No Wonder the Jobs Gap Is Getting Wider | The Wall Street Journal

18 November 2013—Letter to the editor, The Wall Street Journal, written by Dr. Kevin E. Cahill, Research Economist at Boston College’s Center on Aging and Work

Kevin E. Cahill talks on WBEZ91.5 | www.wbez.org

4 November 2013—Cahill, a research economist at Boston College’s Center on Aging and Work speaks on Morning Shift: The uncertainty of planning for retirement by WBEZ's WBEZ91.5, Chicago Public Media

Mary Catherine Bateson to speak at JFK Library | Wicked Local Newspaper

16 October 2013—Mary Catherine Bateson, a visiting scholar at Boston College’s Center on Aging and Work speaks at the JFK Library at 10 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Thursday Oct. 24 on "What's Next: Wise Activism for the Future," sponsored by the UMass Boston Gerontology Institute and Eastern Mass OWL.

Why some retirees keep working | Bankrate

1 October 2013—Jacquelyn James, research director of the Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College shares her opinion on retirement.

The Gray Shift Part 2: Using Ergonomy To Retain Valuable Older Workers | Manufacturing.net

26 September 2013—Sloan Center's paper: IB20 Engaging The 21st Century Multi-Generational Workforce is cited.

The Age Factor | Human Resource Executive Online

19 September 2013—Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, director of the Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College is quoted by Human Resource Executive Online

Set For Life, Award-Winning Doc Premieres on Public Television in November 2013 | Overfifty and Out of Work

14 September 2013—Sloan Center on Aging & Work contributes to the production: "Over 50 and Out of Work" for Tree of Life Productions, LLC

It's OK to be an older worker—as long as you don't lose your job | NBCNews

5 September 2013—Sloan Center's research director, Jacquelyn James shares her thoughts about older workers with Allison, Linn, CNBC Digital.

Oldest workers are most engaged in their jobs | The Patriot Ledger

2 September 2013—A report of the Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College was cited at patriotledger.com

The longer route: Letter carrier, 72, among growing number in U.S. working well past 65 | The Washington Post

30 August 2013—Kevin Cahill, research economist of the Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College shares his opinion on washingtonpost regarding retirement matter.

Audio: What is swing trading, and why do many older women retire later? | Israel National News

27 August 2013—Elizabeth Fideler of the Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College answered on Israel Radio "Goldstein on Gelt" with Douglas Goldstein

Housing Rebound Stymied by Spot U.S. Labor Shortages | Bloomberg

23 August 2013—Sloan Center's study is mentioned in the Aging Workers section

Mailman at 72 With America’s Longest Route | Bloomberg

20 August 2013—Kevin Cahill, Sloan Center's research economist is mentioned on Bloomberg.com

Oldest Boomers Are Increasingly Facing Discrimination in the Workplace | Time: Business & Money

30 July 2013—AGEnda, Center's blog on May 15 was cited in the news, business.time.com

Boomer Disengagement Costs Firms Over $450 Billion | Business Insider

13 July 2013—Center's study was mentioned in the news, businessinsider.com

On (and on and on) the job | Boston Globe

30 June 2013—Center's director, Dr. Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes was mentioned in the news, bostonglobe.com

Feinstein, NSA’S top congressional defender, has built respect over decades of service | Washington Post

26 June 2013—Center's research fellow, Elizabeth Fideler was mentioned in the news, washingtonpost.com

Delaying Retirement? Count Yourself Lucky | Time: Business & Money

10 June 2013—Jacquelyn Jame's blog "When Older Workers are Overlooked, It’s Employers Who Miss Out" was mentioned in the news

Research Backs Benefits of Flex Work for Workers - and Companies | Workforce

29 May 2013— A 2011 study by Stephen Sweet, Elyssa Besen and Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes was mentioned by Workforce

The positive returns of a happy workforce By Christine Riordan | Financial Times

19 May 2013— a media mention from Business Education, ft.com, about Job's satisfaction.

Retiring Later? Join the Club | AARP

17 May 2013— a media mention from AARP, about Center's data about older workers.

Women Retire Earlier Than Men, But Don't Have To | Forbes

16 May 2013— A Head-Scratching Retirement Study -- mentioned from the blog: Leaning Out. Why do women retire earlier than men? by Phyllis Moen, PhD

Making a Move Abroad, and Working There, Too | The New York Times

14 May 2013— "...if the employment opportunities exist, we shouldn’t be surprised to see similar trends with respect to part-time employment for U.S. retirees living abroad," said Kevin Cahill, an economist with the Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College.

The Baby Boomer Retirement Crunch Begins | USNews: Money Retirement

13 May 2013— "For a lot of people, they literally need to work. Work has also increasingly become connected with the sense of the meaning of life and the purpose of life," says Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, director of the Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College.

Attention Boomers: The Economy Needs You to Work Past 70 | The Fiscal Times

7 May 2013—The shortage of nurses, for example, has led hospitals to redesign layouts so that work stations are closer to patients, says Jacquelyn James of Boston College’s Sloan Center on Aging & Work.

The Best Life: Job and Career Tips for Older Workers | US News

23 April 2013—Jacquelyn James shares her ideas with Philip Moeller, US News

Earth Day brings renowned anthropologist to WSU | The Sunflower News

22 April 2013—Mary Catherine Bateson speak at Wichita State. Her second talk on Tuesday will be about Judaism, Christianity and Islam.

Anthropologist Mary Catherine Bateson, daughter of Margaret Mead, to speak in Wichita | The Wichita Eager and kansas.com

21 April 2013—Mary Catherine Bateson, a visiting scholar at the Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College is the featured speaker at Wichita State University.

Credit card debt escalates among elderly helping family: Linda Rhodes | PennLive.com

16 April 2013—A major factor forcing older people to reach for the plastic is loss of employment: one-fourth reported losing their jobs.

Old People Are Not Stealing Jobs From Young People | Business Insider

30 March 2013—The idea that boomers are crowding out younger workers persists partly because it makes intuitive sense, said Kevin Cahill, a research economist at the Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College.

First Person: Financial Setbacks for My ‘Sandwich Generation’ | Yahoo Finance

25 March 2013—According to the Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College, workers over 50 without jobs are called the "new unemployable."

Older workers suffer from long-term unemployment more than any age group | cleveland.com

23 March 2013—Research finds bias in hiring ... The "New Unemployables," a 2010 study by the Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College, showed a similar trend....

As baby boomers age, Lackawanna County grapples with handling the influx | thetimes-tribune.com

17 March 2013—"Retirement is a process, as opposed to a one-time permanent event," Dr. Cahill said. "The process takes lots of different forms for older Americans."

The changing face of entrepreneurs | napavalleyregister.com

15 March 2013—This shift to self-employment among older workers, says Kevin E. Cahill, a research economist with Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College, “has become a very important part of the retirement process.”

Pushing Back Retirement, and Not Always for Money | The New York Times

13 March 2013—“There’s no consensus on what retirement is anymore,” said Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, director of the Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College.

Zehr: Older workers without jobs face uphill climb | statesman.com

2 March 2013—The workforce is getting older, and companies will have to adapt, said Kevin Cahill, research economist at the Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College.

Workers over 50 are the new 'unemployables' | HartfordBusiness.com

26 February 2013—Unemployed workers in their fifties are increasingly finding themselves stuck in limbo...Call them the "new unemployables," say researchers at Boston College.

More older women say Bah! to retirement | NBC News

8 February 2013—Elizabeth Fideler,  a research fellow at the Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College gave thoughts about retirement on CBC News.

Americans Rip Up Retirement Plans | The Wall Street Journal

31 January 2013—Nearly Two-Thirds of Those Between 45 and 60 Plan Delays, a Steep Rise From Two Years Ago.

Why Older Workers Can't Be Ignored | Forbes

25 January 2013—By 2019, workers 55 and older will comprise 25 percent of the workforce.

Working Longer: Still the Best Path to a Better Retirement | US News

22 January 2013—The Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College, another think tank, has analyzed the ways unemployed workers of all ages have tried to find new jobs.

Getting Older, Getting Hired | WGBH News

22 January 2013—Kevin Cahill, Center's research economist is a guest speaker for Boston Public Radio