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Playing the Game of Baby Boomer Bingo


Boomers’ preference to continue working can be a big win for any company.

Resource URL: https://bit.ly/2Hbd6qH

August 20, 2019

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Why US firms are Desperate to Retain Ageing Workers


According to the US Department of Labor, since March 2018 US monthly job vacancies have outnumbered unemployed job seekers. As the baby boomers reach retirement, it seems there are not enough millennials in the jobs pipeline ready to step in.

Resource URL: https://bbc.in/2NqImpH

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Age Discrimination Is A Women’s Issue That Women’s Groups Tend To Ignore


Age discrimination in employment is clearly a women’s issue and yet it is rarely championed by women’s organizations.

Resource URL: https://bit.ly/2TRJ5Bv

August 18, 2019

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Retirement Transitions among Baby Boomers: Findings from an Online Qualitative Study


In this online, grounded-theory study, 25 baby boomers who were approaching retirement or had recently retired participated in a multi-author blog about their retirement experiences and processes. We collected additional data via subsequent focus groups and participant interviews.

Resource URL: https://bit.ly/2ZaRFw2

August 16, 2019

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Work Across the Lifespan


Work Across the Lifespan coalesces theoretical and empirical perspectives on aging and work. 

Resource URL: https://bit.ly/2NcSuBZ

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Ageism in the Workplace Study


The 2019 Hiscox Ageism in the Workplace Study surveyed 400 U.S. full-time employees over the age of 40 to gain on-the-ground insights into the experience of age discrimination in the workplace.

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This is the Exact Age Workers Think They’ll Experience Age Discrimination


The number of age-related discrimination charges filed with employers and the EEOC by workers 65 and over doubled from 1990 to 2017.

Resource URL: https://bit.ly/2N9Pq9Z

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Challenging Ageism: 5 Strategies to Shift your own Negative Attitudes


Some ways we can change society’s negative attitudes towards aging

Resource URL: https://bit.ly/2ySB0Tf

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Aging and Retirement Research Reports


If you’re looking for research projects and reports on retirement and aging, you’ve come to the right place. The SOA offers a variety of research from the Committee on Post-Retirement Needs and Risks.

August 12, 2019

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What We Need to Know About Retirement: Pressing Issues for the Coming Decade


The current landscape of retirement is changing dramatically as population aging becomes increasingly visible. This review of pressing retirement issues advocates research on (1) changing meanings of retirement; (2) impact of technology; (3) the role of housing in retirement; (4) human resource strategies; (5) adjustment to changing retirement policies; (6) the pension industry; and (7) the role of ethnic diversity in retirement.

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