Elizabeth F. Fideler (SHS ´60) and her op-ed piece on Working Seniors in the National Journal

Screen_Shot_2014-05-16_at_7.40.51_PM.pngElizabeth F. Fideler, a research fellow at the Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College, has written a captivating op-ed piece in the National Journal entitled ¨Why Seniors Are on the Job and Staying There.¨  In this piece, published this past February, Elizabeth explores why the trend of labor-force participation rates for men and women 55 and older are on the rise.  Elizabeth asks why the participation rate of older workers is increasing relative to the other age groups, especially while at the same time baby boomers are reaching conventional retirement age and, according to the BLS, are exiting the workforce in large numbers.

Elizabeth explores factors of gender, diversity, health and financial concerns to determine the root of the cause.  To read more about her findings and for the full article, please click here.