Why Pandemic Forced Baby Boomers to Rethink Retirement Plans

For many Americans, one result of the pandemic is a changing calculus for retirement. Some boomers are exiting careers sooner than they expected – yet other workers face a tougher climb to be financially ready.

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June 18, 2021

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Introducing The 50 Over 50: Women Proving Success Has No Age Limit

Meet our inaugural class of entrepreneurs, leaders, scientists and creators who, after the age of 50, are achieving their greatest accomplishments and making their biggest impact. Together, they embody a new movement of women who reject the idea that the most dynamic part of life is the first half.

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June 17, 2021

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Ageing and Migration Status: Intersectional Forms of Discrimination and Exclusion

The goal of this Research Topic is explore how the WHO’s Active Ageing framework can be used to understand how older immigrants experience the social, economic, and personal experience of ageing; the barriers which they face to ageing well; and the public and social policy challenges of ensuring safe, participative, and healthy ageing within the older immigrant population.

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June 2, 2021

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Enabling Age at Work – How Ageism and Ableism Overlap in the Workplace

This report summarises research from a recent project conducted by researchers at the VU Amsterdam and the University of Kent and funded by the Economic and Social Research Council on perceptions of ageism and ableism among older workers and the impact these have on future plans for work.

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May 26, 2021

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The Big Role Older Entrepreneurs Play in Business Innovations

What the authors of “The New Builders” learned while researching their new book

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Control at Work: An Integrative, Lifespan-Informed Review

Control is one of the most ubiquitous and fundamental concepts to the study of psychology, including theory, research, and practice related to aging and work. This paper provides a review of age- and work-relevant theory and research pertaining to a variety of “actual,” perceived, and enacted control constructs.

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Adaptation or Exploration? Understanding Older Workers’ Plans for Post-Retirement Paid and Volunteer Work

The aim of the present article is to examine the extent to which two possible mechanisms—adaptation (adjusting to the loss of work role) and exploration (retirement as opportunity to engage in activities in line with personal values)—play a role in explaining planning for paid work or volunteering after retirement.

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April 24, 2021

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