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Planning Meeting on Work, The Workplace, and Aging

On September 5-6, 2019, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in collaboration with the National Institute on Aging (NIA) convened a planning meeting to articulate a research framework that can help to explain workplace qualities and policies that promote health and support work into older ages. The goal of the meeting was to navigate current research findings, discuss limitations and challenges faced by investigators, and identify outcomes and interventions to improve the wellbeing of older workers before and after retirement, with a focus on middle- and low-wage workers and those with significant caregiving responsibilities. Experts provided background in four broad areas: (1) psychology of work, (2) workplace conditions and practices, (3) work pathways and constraints to working at older ages, and (4) macroeconomic change and employment at older ages. A meeting summary (PDF, 577K) is available.