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Should 40-somethings Only Work 20-something Hours?
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.
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.
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
19 December 2014—Center's research was quoted on The Grindstones.
19 December 2014—Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Center Director was quoted in New America Media.
12 December 2014—Tay McNamara, Center's co-director of research was quoted in Time Money.