Taking a look at what is known about the labor supply of older men, this paper describes the recent turnaround in the labor force activity of older people and the changes in Social Security and pensions that likely led to that reversal. Additionally, the paper explains challenges facing older workers, and gives policy recommendations on how governments can support continued employment.
This paper explores the supply and demand for older workers and looks at some proposals to help increase the labor force participation of this group. The paper discusses impediments for employers to hire older workers, and how social security can be used to increase the demand for older workers.
Discusses four key reasons why older Americans should consider working for the federal government.
These graphs and tables report unemployment rates for older adults and how they have varied by age, sex, race, and education since 2007.
Highlights key facts from the full report, including information about the growth in new jobs and opportunities in the health care system for older workers seeking encore careers.
A transcript of the testimony of Max Stier, President and CEO,
Partnership for Public Service on the federal government hiring Older Americans who want to continue working win by finding meaningful opportunities to use their skills and give back to their country.
The Civic Health Index 2009 reveals that Americans have made hard choices during the economic downturn, with 72 percent of respondents saying they have cut back on time spent volunteering and participating in civic activities.
This policy brief proposes strategies that may increase the integration and participation of older persons in political and economic life through improved access to transport, appropriate housing, and cultural activities.
Survey results reveal that volunteering is becoming more personal and secular, meaning that Mid-life and older Americans are less likely to join organizations. However, survey findings also reveal an increase in informal volunteering, with individuals much more likely to volunteer by themselves than in previous years.
The generation of workers currently in their 50s and 60s is redefining the notion of retirement. Already today, one in five workers aged 50 and older has retired fully from a former career job and is working for pay in a new role, defined as a “retirement job.” In the future, 75% of workers aged 50+ will have retirement jobs, according to this report.