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What You Should Know About the 50+ Job Market | Next Avenue

9 September 2014—Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, director of the Sloan Center was mentioned on by Richard Eisenberg.

As Labor Day nears, this is an ideal time to size up the labor market for America’s 50+ population and speculate on what it might look like in the future. By 2020, workers 55+ will account for 25 percent of the labor force, up from 13 percent in 2000, according to the Stanford Center on Longevity.

To cover the waterfront, I spoke with five authorities:

  • Sara Rix, Senior Strategic Policy Advisor for the AARP Public Policy Institute Economics Team
  • Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Director of the Sloan Center on Aging & Work at Boston College
  • Marc Freedman, CEO and founder of
  • Paul Irving, President of the Milken Institute and author of The Upside of Aging
  • Adele Hayutin, Senior Research Scholar and Director of Demographic Analysis at the Stanford Center on Longevity


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