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Research Publications & Reports


Discusses numerous examples of successful public- and private-sector retention initiatives that suggest a needed policy platform to facilitate replication. The research points out several areas in need of further investigation that include: the expansion and support of flexible work arrangements among U.S. employers; changes in pension laws and other public policies that can enable companies to better retain older workers; and the education, training, and experience necessary to change the attitudes and work conditions that can lead to better supporting and accommodating the talent that exists among workers of all ages, both those with and without disabilities.


This editorial identifies issues facing the 21st century global society and the need to shift from situational values to sustainable values to achieve universal sustainability and address current political, economic, and social inequalities. This article was published by the Competition Forum journal.


Reflects on the achievements and accomplishments of the Heldrich Center in 2012, with a focus on the Center's core research priorities: work trends and economic analysis; evaluation, management, and employment; disability employment; reemployment; and industry, education, and employment.


Examines how community colleges can better support the education and training needs of older students with disabilities.


Synthesizes knowledge about how community colleges serve adults. Describes the findings on the following issues: the enrollment of adults at community colleges, recent initiatives that have sought to improve community colleges for adults, lessons from recent research on state policies and college practices to support adults at community colleges, the state policy and college practices related to adults’ enrollment, and research on student outcomes and the implications for what is known about state policy and college practice. Highlights recommendations for policymakers and practitioners seeking to better serve adults at community colleges, including adults with disabilities.