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2016 Center News Archive

Jacquelyn James, co-director of the Center and director of the Sloan Research Network on Aging & Work speaking engagements

Jacquelyn James, co-director of the Center and director of the Sloan Research Network on Aging & Work is speaking at a conference, The Business of Longevity, in San Francisco, CA.  on the "Non-financial Aspects of Retirement Security."

James is also speaking at a conference on Friday, December 9, at Brandeis University, Aging in the Age of Longevity on "Media Coverage of the Aging of the Workforce."

The Center on Aging & Work has moved!

The Center on Aging & Work has moved!  Our new location is in the School of Social Work at Boston College, 100 McGuinn.  We are very excited to be closer to our social work colleagues and friends. We welcome visitors.

Sloan Research Network on Aging & Work hosts international meeting at Harvard University

In collaboration with the T.H.Chan School of Public Health at Harvard University, the Sloan Research Network on Aging & Work at Boston College hosted a meeting October 27-28, 2016 to discuss research strategies for overcoming the constraints of later life work.  Representatives from 9 countries and multiple disciplinary perspectives gathered to present research proposals to be carried out over the coming year. Sessions focused on employer policies and practices, the role of age bias, effective training strategies for older workers, and public policy--what we have and what we need.

[Fall Institue Program]

Should 40-somethings Only Work 20-something Hours?

Should 40-somethings Only Work 20-something Hours?
(Source: HowStuffWorks)

An Australian study made headlines recently by claiming that a three-day work week is the best way to maintain a sharp brain as you age. The researchers analyzed cognitive test data from a large sample of older Australian workers (40 and above) and found that brain performance was lower in individuals who worked more than 25 hours a week. The culprit, the researchers believe, is stress.

June 23-25, 2016 Capitol Hilton, Washington, D.C.

June 23-25, 2016
Capitol Hilton, Washington, D.C.

Research fellow, Elizabeth Fideler will be co-presenting a symposium entitled, “Longer Working Lives for Older Women in the USA: Choice or Necessity?” with Aine Ni Leime and two other sociologists at the Work and Family Researchers Conference.

Special Day-Long Session on Aging & Work at GSA, New Orleans

Changing Attitudes/Expanding Possibilities for Later Life Employment
Organized by the Sloan Research Network on Aging & Work at Boston College
8:30 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 17
Jacquelyn James, Chair

Brown Bag Discussion at the Department of Psychology at the University of Connecticut, April 1st

Jacquelyn James, co-director of the Center, contributed to a brown bag discussion for the Department of Psychology at the University of Connecticut on April 1.  The discussion featured a paper, The Impact of a Time & Place Management Intervention on Satisfaction with Work-Family Balance, Workability, and Retirement Expectations Among Employees in a Large U.S. Healthcare Organization.

Jacquelyn James, co-director of the Center, will be at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, March 21-22 to participate in the "21st Century Work and Engagement for Boomers and Beyond Workshop."

22 March 2016—Jacquelyn James, co-director of the Center, will be at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, March 21-22 to participate in the "21st Century Work and Engagement for Boomers and Beyond Workshop."