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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.

Women see glass half full on financial security | Time Money

12 December 2014—Tay McNamara, Center's co-director of research was quoted in Time Money.

Retirement Plan—WBEZ91.5, Chicago Public Media

The uncertainty of planning for retirement.Kevin E. Cahill, Center's Research Economist on Morning Shift: The uncertainty of planning for retirement.

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The Best Life: Job and Career Tips for Older Workers

The Best Life: Job and Career Tips for Older WorkersJames appears on US News to provide tips that help older workers drive on the job.

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Lessons from setting up a hub within academia — vimeo.com

Lessons from setting up a hub within academia — vimeo.com Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Center's director appears in vimeo.com

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Aging and Work — CatholicTV

Aging and Work— CatholicTV Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Center's director appears as a guest speaker for the CatholicTV "living room" with hosts Father Robert Reed and Jay Fadden

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