Crafting an Interesting Job: Stimulating an Active Role of Older Workers in Enhancing Their Daily Work Engagement and Job Performance


These results demonstrate that older workers can be stimulated daily to engage in effective job crafting behaviors to make sure that they are motivated and productive members of the workforce.

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July 30, 2020

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Aging Workers Need Stronger Defense, Not Steeper Discounts


The initial shock of the coronavirus and mass unemployment crisis is beginning to wear off. It is being replaced by a deepening sense of threat and dread among the tens of millions of aging workers and retirees who were already facing age discrimination in the workplace and a decade or more of unsustainable retirements.

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July 22, 2020

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Older Workers on the COVID-19-Frontlines without Paid Sick Leave


…the COVID-19 pandemic highlights the need for additional legislation to shore up worker protections and provide paid sick leave.

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July 9, 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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July 5, 2020

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Purpose and a Paycheck: Finding Meaning, Money, and Happiness in the Second Half of Life


Books on retirement tend to focus primarily on financial planning. Economist and journalist Chris Farrell covers the financial side of the road, but he also goes beyond that in this inspiring book. He tells the captivating story of how baby boomers are re-inventing themselves – and retirement – through self-employment and entrepreneurship.

June 23, 2020

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Productive Aging in the Social Work Profession: A Comparison of Licensed Workers 60 Years and Older with Their Younger Counterparts


The results indicate that the older social workers were more likely to be male and white, less likely to report mental health problems, and more likely to work exclusively in private practice. Although older workers reported more serious physical health problems, they rated their physical health more favorably than their younger counterparts.

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June 19, 2020

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An Integrative Conceptual Framework of Engagement in Socially-Productive Activity in Later Life: Implications for Clinical and Mezzo Social Work Practice


This more integrative approach focuses attention on the ways in which social work practitioners at the clinical and mezzo levels can best support older adult’s continued engagement in socially-productive activities that support health and well-being.

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Older Workers in the Time of COVID-19: The Senior Community Service Employment Program and Implications for Social Work


In this paper, we review information related to older workers and how they might be affected by this pandemic and its aftermath, paying particular attention to the most socioeconomically and physically vulnerable older workers.

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June 9, 2020

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Job Training and so Much More for Low-Income Older Adults: The Senior Community Service Employment Program


SCSEP, which places low-income adults aged 55 and older with multiple barriers to work in on-the-job training in nonprofit and public agencies while providing a modest stipend, has the goal of helping participants to transition into unsubsidized, gainful employment. Yet measures used to determine the program’s effectiveness focus solely on employment outcomes, ignoring important outcomes related to health and social engagement.

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June 4, 2020

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Who Has the Option to Age Successfully at Work? Considering Non-Work Factors


While we focused on the illustrative example of caregiving, we posit that a multitude of
non-work considerations might impact successful aging at work in ways not fully explored by
existing research.

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May 27, 2020

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