The Sloan Research Network on Aging & Work is an international, multidisciplinary research network focused on the changing circumstances of work in later life. The Network was established in 2015 with a grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to Jacquelyn James, PhD., Director of the Network. The Network is joined by a stellar Steering Committee.


The goals of the Network are to:

  • Provide a forum for sharing members’ cutting-edge work from various disciplines, including psychology, sociology, economics, social work, human resource management, and other areas of study
  • Develop a future interdisciplinary agenda for aging and work research
  • Develop a set of papers for a special issue of a journal
  • Develop a specialized set of resources and tools for aging and work researchers

To create a robust and sustainable network of scholars, the Network will focus on the following activities:

  • Host annual face-to-face meetings with Network members
  • Provide ongoing communications and other activities for members
  • Publish signature Center communications such as the AGEnda blog and Fact of the Week