20 Years After its Adoption, the EU Employment Directive Still Leaves Older Workers Behind

Active ageing and flexible retirement policies applied across the EU aim to encourage and support longer working lives. But European and national courts still seem to reflect biased and outdated views of the life course and of older people’s abilities to work and do not equally protect our human rights when we are older.

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May 26, 2021

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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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Covering Finance and Work for the Baby Boomer Audience with Richard Eisenberg

Peter Kaldes and Richard Eisenberg discuss finance and careers for older Americans and the impact of COVID-19, as well as ageism in the media.

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May 15, 2021

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‘One More Run’: How to Put Off Retirement and Find Another Gig You Like

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects the trend of older people working to continue, estimating that 13 million Americans age 65 and older will be in the labor force by 2024.

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May 1, 2021

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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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Intrinsically Rewarding Work and Generativity in Midlife: The Long Arm of the Job

Work is a productive activity that can also contribute to the well-being of the next generation. Using two waves of data from the Edmonton Transitions Study, this research examined the link between intrinsically rewarding work and generativity, or one’s perceived contributions to society.

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April 17, 2021

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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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