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Tapping into a Rich Vein: The Self-Reliant power of Older Women | Aging Today

23 January 2014—Sloan Center research was mentioned on

Older women are not just consumers, household-buying decision makers and caregivers. According to the Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College, they are also key drivers of the workforce, especially in the Great Recession.

As the Sloan Center’s Oct. 2013 report, Older Women in the Workforce, points out, “The overall gain in labor-force participation among workers age 55 and older was primarily driven by the increases in female labor-force participation rates, as the male labor-force participation rates of that age group were lower in 2010 (46.4 percent) than they were in 1975 (49.4 percent).”

“The talent that older women can and do bring to the workplace may be one of the best kept secrets at American workplaces,” says Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, director of the Sloan Center and a keynote speaker at ASA’s upcoming Aging in America summit, “Tapping the Self-Reliant Power of Older Women.”

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