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Jacquelyn B. James, PhD

Center on Aging & Work, Boston College
Research Professor
Lynch School of Education, Boston College

Jacquelyn B. James is co-director of the Boston College Center on Aging & Work, and research professor in the Lynch School of Education. Her research has focused on the meaning and experience of work, gender roles and stereotypes, adult development, perceptions of older workers and emerging retirement issues. She and her colleagues have published numerous articles, opinion pieces, and four edited books. Most recently, Dr. James, along with Dr. Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, edited a special issue of the journal, Work, Aging and RetirementChange in the Meaning and Experience of Work in Life. James is past president of the Society for the Study of Human Development and serves on the editorial board of Work, Aging and Retirement. Currently, Dr. James is working to establish the international, multi-disciplinary Sloan Research Network on Aging & Work.

center publications



  • Sloan Research Network on Aging & Work, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation