Global Report on Ageism


The Global Report on Ageism outlines a framework for action to reduce ageism including specific recommendations for different actors (e.g. government, UN agencies, civil society organizations, private sector). It brings together the best available evidence on the nature and magnitude of ageism, its determinants and its impact. It outlines what strategies work to prevent and counter ageism, identifies gaps and proposes future lines of research to improve our understanding of ageism.  

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April 1, 2021

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Don’t Want to Retire? Here’s How to Maintain a Fulfilling Career into your 80s and Beyond.


Although this article is geared toward older people who are eager to continue working, some of these strategies may help reluctant older employees, too. Here is what I learned from my interviewees.

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March 17, 2021

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Third Acts: Some Older Adults are Rejecting Lives of Leisure – on Purpose


If older adults are trying to get past the limitations society often ascribes to them, where might they find role models? As the idea of “third acts” takes hold, baby boomers are demonstrating what increased longevity can bring.

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February 28, 2021

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The Career Pivot: How Leapers and Planners Do It


What I learned about both approaches from hosting my “Second Act Stories” podcast

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February 10, 2021

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‘It’s Never too Late’: Entrepreneurial Spirit Drives Older Women


For some, starting a business later in life is a matter of financial necessity. …women 65 and older are more likely to do so because they’ve lost a job or need more income. More than 28% of those surveyed said they became entrepreneurs because they had to.

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January 15, 2021

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Virtual 2021 Friedman Lecture & Awards


Dr. Coughlin’s keynote address — Writing a New Story for Old Age in Today’s Longevity Economy — will provide an overview and discussion of opportunities and challenges for entrepreneurship and innovation for an aging society.

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December 30, 2020

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Census Bureau Releases Interactive Story Map on Population Aging Trends


The Story Maps tool identifies and displays data on the aging population to help inform demography research and policy to ensure that governments and communities are prepared to meet the opportunities and challenges of an aging population.

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December 19, 2020

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Opinion: What is the Secret to Aging Well?


Intergenerational connection could be a defining feature of American resilience.

December 9, 2020

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Psychology’s Understanding of the Challenges Related to the COVID-19 Global Pandemic in the United States


The goal of this policy statement is to identify challenges that the nation is facing or will face relative to the pandemic and associated crises for which psychological science and expertise can be applied through the adoption of a population health approach at multiple levels with attention to equity concerns

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