Retirement

New Campaign Aims to Transform the Way Aging Employees Work and Retire

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Announcement
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New Campaign Aims to Transform the Way Aging Employees Work and Retire
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Respectful Exits

Respectful Exits is the organized voice of aging workers, insisting that employers implement our common sense Longevity Agenda:

Bringing Flexibility Back to Retirement: An Interview with Paul Rupert

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Blog
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Bringing Flexibility Back to Retirement: An Interview with Paul Rupert
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Robin Hardman Communications Blog

When the concept of flexible work arrangements was first introduced, in the 1970s and 80s, it referred to a long menu of options, from flexing start and end times to job sharing, compressed work weeks, and many other arrangements that have fallen off the collective radar. I recently sat down with Paul Rupert to learn more about one such valuable but under-used arrangement, Phased Retirement.

Work a Little, Play a Little: A New Retirement Strategy

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News Article
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Work a Little, Play a Little: A New Retirement Strategy
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New York Times
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Judi C Casey

"Based on a 15-year period of data from the University of Michigan's Health and Retirement Study, the most comprehensive national survey of older Americans, the share of people reporting "very satisfying" retirements dropped significantly from just over 60 percent in 1998 to under 49 percent in 2012."

Aging and Retirement: The Elephants in the Room

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Blog
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Aging and Retirement: The Elephants in the Room
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Sloan Center on Aging and Work

Not Just the Money Why Record Numbers of Older Workers Don’t Retire

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Blog
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Not Just the Money Why Record Numbers of Older Workers Don’t Retire
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Sloan Center on Aging & Work

"Seniors who are able to keep working and want to do so--who enjoy and get satisfaction from the challenge--deserve to be recognized, understood, and celebrated, especially on the job."

Men Still At Work Available February 2014

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Book
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Men Still At Work Available February 2014
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Author
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Elizabeth F. Fideler (Author), Sloan Center on Aging & Work, Research Fellow

My new book, Men Still at Work, is forthcoming in February 2014 from Rowman & Littlefield.

Social Security’s Real Retirement Age Is 70

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Brief
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Social Security’s Real Retirement Age Is 70
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Center for Retirement Research at Boston College

The brief's key findings are:
Due to increases in Social Security's Delayed Retirement Credit, the effective retirement age is now 70, with monthly benefits reduced for earlier claiming.

Benefit levels at 70 appear appropriate given that rising deductions for Medicare and greater benefit taxation have reduced Social Security's net replacement rates.

The shift to 70 should be feasible for many workers given increases in lifespans, health, and education. But vulnerable workers forced to claim early will have low benefits and will be particularly harmed by any further cuts.

The Top 10 Workplace Trends Of 2013

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News Article
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The Top 10 Workplace Trends Of 2013
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Forbes

"This year, through primary research through my company and secondary research by a variety of trusted sources, I've tracked ten major workplace trends affecting the world of work. They focus on the generational shift, the rise of freelancing, the skills gap and more. From a professional perspective, understanding these trends will give you the leg up as you make career choices. From the corporate perspective, these trends will help you make more informed business decisions."

Are Aging Baby Boomers Squeezing Young Workers Out Of Jobs?

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Report
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Are Aging Baby Boomers Squeezing Young Workers Out Of Jobs?
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Center for Retirement Research at Boston College

"... An exhaustive search found no evidence to support the lump of labor theory in the United States. In fact, the evidence suggests that greater employment of older persons
leads to better outcomes for the young -- reduced unemployment, increased employment, and a higher wage. The patterns are consistent for both men and women and for groups with different levels of education. The instrumental variable approach does not

CEO Quits to Spend Time With Family—Really

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Blog
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CEO Quits to Spend Time With Family—Really
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Wall Street Journal

"But what about the CEO who actually does want to hang with the spouse and kids--who really did leave to spend more time with his or her family?"

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