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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

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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