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COVID-19 and the Future of Aging: Workforce Trends


This interview with Art Bilger, the founder and CEO of WorkingNation. is the tenth in a weekly joint series on COVID-19 and the Future of Aging from the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging and Next Avenue.

January 15, 2021

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Retirement Gender Gap Defies Child Choice


A study has found that while choosing to not have children boosted single women’s earning capacity early in their careers, the higher income did not translate into financial security in retirement.

Resource URL: https://bit.ly/2L7nDZ6

January 6, 2021

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Factors Related to Workplace Well-Being: Occupational Health and Safety of Older Workers in Hong Kong


This study aims to gain a better understanding of the experiences, needs, and definitions of older workers in Hong Kong. It helps to draw attention to issues of occupational safety and health (OSH) risks and help identifying and promoting strategies and interventions for effectively supporting the ageing workforce in the workplace.

Resource URL: https://bit.ly/2L8EDOD

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Are the Self-Employed Mentally Healthier than Salaried Workers? Evidence from Korea, Mexico, and the United States


This study will examine the association between self-employment and mental and cognitive health for older adults in the U.S., Mexico, and South Korea.

Resource URL: https://bit.ly/3ohPVyh

January 5, 2021

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The Retirement Crisis Facing Black Americans


African Americans face income and wealth inequities and low savings rates.

Resource URL: https://bit.ly/38hH9uB

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An International Comparison of Income Disparities by Problem-Solving Skills, Gender, and Age


These results suggest that women with similar skills lagged their male counterparts in income in specific sub-populations in specific countries.

Resource URL: https://bit.ly/35bYEuD

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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.

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

December 30, 2020

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Older Australian Women’s Human Capital: Perceptions of Skill Levels and Participation in Learning Activities


The findings suggest that it is primarily at women themselves that efforts aimed at promoting human capital development need to be directed.

Resource URL: https://bit.ly/3aW5kkg

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Training at Work: The Impact of Internalized Ageism


There is some evidence that older workers may feel that they are less deserving and less capable of training and development with implications for policy in this field.

Resource URL: https://bit.ly/34T9bdJ

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Commuting Patterns of Older Workers With a Disability: Drive Less, Travel Off-Peak Hours


Older workers with a disability were less likely to drive alone to work and more likely to carpool or work from home.

Resource URL: https://bit.ly/38HNezo

December 27, 2020

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