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Research for the Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College

From 2008 to 2010, the Heldrich Center prepared several papers for the Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College exploring older worker unemployment. The first, Older and Out of Work: Trends in Older Worker Displacement (September 2008), explored the impact and scope of unemployment and worker dislocation on older Americans, in particular those who need to work for economic reasons. The second, Older and Out of Work: Employer, Government, and Nonprofit Assistance (October 2008), examined employer, federal, state, and community-based strategies targeted to helping older job seekers gain new skills and return to work. The third, The “New Unemployables”: Older Job Seekers Struggle to Find Work During the Great Recession (November 2010), compared the job search, financial, and emotional experiences of older and younger unemployed job seekers.(Funded by the Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College)

Topic: 
Unemployment & Reemployment
Funded By: 
Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College
Status: 
Completed
Keywords: 
aging workers
employment
mature workers
reemployment
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