How Social Workers Can Tackle Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Nursing Homes during COVID-19


The coronavirus has been infecting and killing people of color at disproportionately high rates in the United States—particularly within the Black, Latinx, and Native American communities. This is mirrored in long-term care facilities, with the probability of cases and death being strongly related to race.

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August 2, 2020

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On Vulnerability, Resilience, and Age: Older Americans Reflect on the Pandemic


If discourse on aging in the time of Covid-19 focuses only on vulnerability, we perpetuate implicit ageist assumptions—such as that older people cannot employ new virtual technologies, that they are not creative and resourceful in times of dramatic change, and that being old is bad.

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How is the Pandemic Impacting Retirement Timelines?


Many older workers are telling pollsters that they will need to work longer due to the economic crisis. But for many, that will be no more than wishful thinking, I suspect.

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July 9, 2020

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Early Evidence on the Impact of COVID-19 and the Recession on Older Workers


We find that while previous recessions, in some ways, did not affect employment outcomes for older workers as much, this recession disproportionately affected older workers of ages 65 and older.

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Global Reach of Ageism on Older Persons’ Health: A Systematic Review


Although there is anecdotal evidence of ageism occurring at both the structural level (in which societal institutions reinforce systematic bias against older persons) and individual level (in which older persons take in the negative views of aging of their culture), previous systematic reviews have not examined how both levels simultaneously influence health. Thus, the impact of ageism may be underestimated. We hypothesized that a comprehensive systematic review would reveal that these ageism levels adversely impact the health of older persons across geography, health outcomes, and time.

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July 5, 2020

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Population-based Estimates of Healthy Working Life Expectancy in England at age 50 Years: Analysis of Data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing


Retirement ages are rising in many countries to offset the challenges of population ageing, but people’s capacity to work for more years in their later working life (>50 years) is unclear. We aimed to estimate healthy working life expectancy in England.

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Aging is a Woman’s Secret Power — and the Data Proves it


This advantage isn’t simply a feel-good rallying cry to give older women a self-esteem boost, but based on qualities and traits they develop over time.

June 25, 2020

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Contemporary Perspectives on Ageism


This open access book provides a comprehensive perspective on current developments in the field of ageism

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June 19, 2020

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