Current Activities

  • Special issue of a journal, Work, Aging & Retirement (Mo Wang, editor) is due out this summer.  The special issue (Jacquelyn James and Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, editors) includes many of the papers from the pre-conference workshop at GSA in November and many others, with a similar focus, “Change in the Meaning and Experience of Work in Later Life.”Curtis, J. & McMullin, J. (in press). Older workers and the diminishing return of employment: Changes in age-based income inequality in Canada, 1996-2011.James, J. & Pitt-Catsouphes, M. (in press). Introduction to Change in the Meaning and Experience of Work in Later LifeFisher, G. G., Ryan, L. H., Sonnega, A., Naud, M.N. (in press). Job lock, work, and psychological well-being in the United States
    Moen, P., Kojola, E., Kelly, E.L., and Karakaya, Y. (in press). Men and womn expecting to work longer: Do changing work conditions matter?
    Scheibe, S., Spieler, K. & Kuba, K. (in press). An older-age advantage? Emotion regulation and emotion experience after a day of work
    Zacher, H., Hacker, W., & Frese, M. (in press). Action regulation across the adult life span (ARAL): A meta-theory of work and agingSpecial session focused on different aspects of aging and work.  Over 25 abstracts and 4 symposia from among network members were submitted to the GSA program committee of the by the March 15 deadline. From the accepted papers and symposia, presentations for the special session will be selected for an exciting day of exchange among members on various topics including the following possibilities:

    • Age stereotypes at work: Changing attitudes towards older workers to improve successful aging
    • Work and caregiving: Productive aging through the lens of employees, employers, and public policy-makers
    • Gender, aging and working longer; Cross-national perspectives
    • Aging, work and technology: Opportunities and Challenges
    • The Upside and the Downside of the Extended Working Life

    The final program will be announced in late summer.

  • New Publication Effort
    Soon, in collaboration with Professor Lisa Berkman, Network member and Director of the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies at the Harvard University School of Public Health, we will be sending out a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a special Network initiative to develop research based on the following theme: Is There an App for That? Removing Constraints of Later Life Work.  Request for proposals >


  • Pre-conference at GSA, 2017
    Translating Research into Practice: Effective Strategies for Communicating Research Findings with Employers
    In collaboration with Drs. Nancy Morrow-Howell and Linda Harootyan and with additional funds from NIA, we will host a pre-conference workshop at GSA, 2017 on the state of knowledge about workplace-based policies and practices that make it possible for older adults to extend their labor force attachment.  We will be joined in this effort by Network steering committee member Philip Taylor, director of the Productive Ageing Centre, Australia, and convener of the Older Worker Interest group who is working toward a better understanding of how to communicate research knowledge to business leaders. The 2017 conference will be combined with the IAGG 2017 (International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics and will be taking place July 23-27, 2017 (in San Francisco, California), rather than the traditional GSA November conference date. Request for proposals >

November 2015