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2014 Center News Archive

The Center on Aging & Work announces a new grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

18 November 2014—The Center on Aging & Work announces a new grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to convene a small group of scholars from a variety of disciplines.

Here’s a Quick Guide to Fixing Social Security — Money

4 November 2014—Philip Moeller, Center's research fellow, shared his opinion in Money about fixing Social Security.

Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes and Christina Matz-Costa from the Center will lead a session at the GSA (Gerontology Society of America) meeting

4 November 2014—Christina Matz-Costa from the Center will present in the session "The Use of Daily Life Methods in Aging Research: Insights from Four Studies" at the GSA meeting.  Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes will be the discussant for the session.

More workplace flexibility could boost employee efficiency as America ages — The Conversation

4 November 2014—Dr. Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes' article "More workplace flexibility could boost employee efficiency as America ages" has been published on The Conversation.

Don’t let your Medicare Advantage plan disappear on you — PBSNewsHour

29 October 2014—Philip Moeller, Center's research fellow, shared his opinion in PBS about Medicare benefit.

Center's Publication Receives an Award for Outstanding Research in Measurement and Evaluation

22 October 2014—A publication from the Center's Engaged As We Age initiative, was recently awarded the AARC/MECD Patricia B. Elmore Award for Outstanding Research in Measurement and Evaluation.

This Little-Known Social Security Strategy Can Boost Your Retirement Income — Money

21 October 2014—Philip Moeller, Center's research fellow, shared his opinion in Money about the effect of early retirement.

This Little-Known Social Security Strategy Can Boost Your Retirement Income — Money

13 October 2014—Philip Moeller, Center's research fellow, shared his opinion in Money about Social Security benefit.

Smart Moves for Controlling Health Care Costs in Retirement — Money

7 October 2014—Philip Moeller, Center's research fellow, shared his opinion in Money about Health Care matters.

The Social Security Mistake Even Its Reps Are Making — Money

30 September 2014—Philip Moeller, Center's research fellow, shared his opinion in Money about Social Security claiming.

When It Comes to Claiming Spousal Benefits, Timing Is Everything — Money

9 September 2014—Philip Moeller, Center's research fellow, shared his opinion in Money about Claiming Social Security Spousal benefits.

A New Addition to the Innovative Practices Database: Kimberly-Clark Family Caregivers Network

2 September 2014—This unusual employee resource group provides support and informational resources to employees who are involved in care of an older family member.

What Labor’s Win at Market Basket Means for Your Job Security — Money

29 August 2014—Philip Moeller, Center's research fellow, shared his opinion in Money.

Here’s How to Handle Social Security’s Trickiest Claiming Rule — Money

26 August 2014—Philip Moeller, Center's research fellow, shared his opinion in Money.

How to Claim Social Security Without Shortchanging Your Spouse — Money

19 August 2014—Philip Moeller, Center's research fellow, shared his opinion on how claiming Social Security affects your family benefits in Money.

Here’s How to Avoid Making a Huge Social Security Mistake — Money

12 August 2014—Philip Moeller, Center's research fellow, shared his opinion about Social Security on spousing benefits in Money.

9 Steps to a Successful Retirement Plan

5 August 2014—Philip Moeller, Center's research fellow, shared his opinion in Money.

The 3 Key Numbers To Know for a Successful Retirement

28 July 2014—Philip Moeller, Center's research fellow, shared his opinion in Money.

A New Addition to the Innovative Practices Database: Caregiver Recruitment & Retention Strategies, Renewal Care Partners

13 August 2014—Renewal Care Partners works with community-based organizations to recruit a diverse workforce, including older adults, to work as caregivers.

Non-academic articles written by Sloan Center members published on Life Planning Network

11 August 2014—Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Center's director and Elizabeth F. Fideler, Center's research fellow wrote articles on The Quarterly Journal of the Life Planning Network, summer 2014.

A New Addition to the Innovative Practices Database: Multigenerational Workforce Development, Settepani Ristorante & Bakery

30 July 2014—A set of workforce development practices of Settepani Ristorante & Bakery demonstrated a commitment to being supportive of their employees' needs throughout the life-course, through a combination of training, mentoring and workplace flexibility.

How to Fix Social Security — and What It Will Mean for Your Taxes

22 July 2014—Philip Moeller, Center's research fellow, shared his opinion in Money.

Why Taxing the Rich is the Wrong Way to Fix Social Security

14 July 2014—Philip Moeller, Center's research fellow, shared his opinion in Money about social security fix based on tax.

3 Smart Fixes for Social Security and Medicare

9 July 2014—Philip Moeller, Center's research fellow, writes an article in Money about sensible reforms that can help stabilize of the nation's safety net programs

Center Presentations at Work Family Research Network Conference (WFRN) June 2014

30 June 2014—The theme of the 2014 conference: Changing Work and Family Relationships in a Global Economy held on June 19-21, 2014 at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City.

Social Security Keeps Some Same-Sex Claims on Hold

25 June 2014—Philip Moeller, Center's research fellow, writes an article in Time about same-sex marriage and Social Security benefits.

Social Security Closes Offices As Boomers Retire. How to Get Help Now

24 June 2014—Philip Moeller, Center's research fellow, writes an article in Money about the tension between budget cuts at Social Security and the increased demand for Social Security services.

How Might the Affordable Care Act Impact Retirement Transitions?

23 June 2014—Kevin Cahill, Center's research economist will be presenting a paper this Saturday, June 28th at the Western Economics Association International (WEAI) meetings in Denver

Center's Research Associates, Ariane Ollier-Malaterre and Monique Valcour win Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award

23 June 2014—A research by Ariane Ollier-Malaterre and Monique Valcour, Center's research associates, was selected as the recipient of the 2014 Rosabeth Moss Kanter for Excellence in Work-Family Research.

How to Get Social Security In a Lump Sum (Without Taking Any Lumps)

17 June 2014—Philip Moeller, Center's research fellow, writes an article on Money about Social Security

A new perspective on older workers

16 June 2014—Kevin Cahill, Center's research economist, writes an article on Idaho Business Review about older workers

Three Retirement Trends to Be Happy About

10 June 2014—Philip Moeller, Center's research fellow, writes an article on Money about Working in Retirement

Pacific NorthWest Regional Economics Conference May 7-9, 2014

5 May 2014—Kevin Cahill, Center's Research Economist will be presenting his papers at the conference.

Special Lecture by Mary Catherine Bateson, Center's Research Fellow

24 March 2014—The Graduate School of Social Work, as part of it's Annual Pinderhughes Diversity Lecture Series, will feature a talk by Mary Catherine Bateson on Friday, March 28.

Workplace Flexibility Still a Myth to Most

17 March 2014—New study shows workplace flexibility out of reach to most American workers; Few companies extend flexible options

Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Center's Director Promoted to Full Professor at the Graduate School of Social Work, Boston College

14 March 2014—The promotion has just been announced by University President William P. Leahy, SJ.

Kevin E. Cahill, Center's research economist presented at the 40th Annual Conference of the Eastern Economics Association in Boston on March 8th

10 March 2014—Cahill presented "Transitions into Self-employment at Older Ages: 1992 to 2012", based on research with Michael D. Giandrea and Joseph F. Quinn.

Recent Research by Dr. Donna S. Lero, Center Research Fellow

12 February 2014—The Availability, Accessibility and Effectiveness of Workplace Supports for Canadian Caregivers, December 2, 2013

2013 Winners of the Age Smart Employers Award Announced

10 February 2014—Dr. Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Center's director was in the research advisory panel.

2014 Aging in America Conference, American Society on Aging

7 February 2014—Dr. Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Center's director will present on Wednesday, March 12 on Tapping the Self-Reliant Power of Older Women

Recent presentation at the American Economics Association meetings in Philadelphia

24 January 2014—Dr. Kevin E. Cahill, Center's research economist, presented the paper The Impact of Hours Flexibility on Career Employment, Bridge Jobs, and the Timing of Retirement earlier this month.

New Book, Men Still at Work, by Elizabeth F. Fideler, Sloan Center Research Fellow

6 January 2014—Men Still at Work, is forthcoming in February 2014 from Rowman & Littlefield. It's a 'sequel' to Women Still at Work (2012), which was selected by Booklist as one of the "Top 10 Business Books" in 2013.