The Sloan Research Network on Aging & Work is an international, multidisciplinary research network of scholars focused on the changing circumstances of work in later life such as increased longevity and individual responsibility for retirement income.


The goals of the Network are to:

  • Provide a forum for sharing members’ cutting-edge work from various disciplines, including psychology, sociology, economics, social work, human resource management, and other areas of study
  • Develop a future interdisciplinary agenda for aging and work research
  • Develop a set of papers for a special issue of a journal
  • Develop a specialized set of resources and tools for aging and work researchers

To create a robust and sustainable network of scholars, the Network will focus on the following activities:

  • Hosting annual face-to-face meetings with Network members
  • Providing ongoing communications and activities for members
  • Publishing signature Center communications such as the AGEnda blog and Fact of the Week

The Mission

Facilitate collaboration and interaction among scholars from across the world and many disciplinary perspectives whose research focuses on the context of aging and work in light of longer lives and increasing individual responsibility for retirement income.


The Network was established in 2015 with a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to Jacquelyn James, Ph.D., Director of the Sloan Research Network and Co-director of the Center on Aging & Work, which then became the home of the new Network. Since the feasibility grant, the network has grown with more scholars from various disciplines in different countries.


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Contact Us

The Sloan Research Network Aging & Work at Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
McGuinn Hall, 106k
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

Phone: 617-552-1634