Aging, Work, and Retirement: A Trifecta of Challenges with Dorian Mintzer and Elizabeth Fideler

Episode Guest: Elizabeth Fideler, EdD, author and Founding Member of the Sloan Research Network on Aging & Work

Episode Description:

“Aging, Work, and Retirement: A Trifecta of Challenges” will explore the trends associated with mature adults working in the retirement years. In the context of changing demographics and the changing modalities of retirement, we will discuss why increasing numbers of women and men bypass the conventional retirement age and stay in or return to the workforce. We will consider age diversity, ageism, and age-friendliness in the workplace. We will look at the impact of the pandemic on older workers, with particular attention to gender and social class differences.

During this episode, you'll discover how:

  • The older worker phenomenon continues apace.
  • The older worker phenomenon is global.
  • There's a big difference between choosing to stay on the job and being forced to by necessity.
  • Job satisfaction, finding meaning, or a sense of purpose in one's work, can be a more powerful motivator than money.
  • Aging, work, and retirement each come with their own challenges, especially during a pandemic.

About Elizabeth Fideler:

Elizabeth F. Fideler received her doctorate in administration, planning, and social policy from Harvard University. She is a founding member of the Sloan Research Network on Aging & Work, Boston College. With a background in classroom teaching, senior management positions at non-profit organizations, and education research, she successfully redirected her research and writing skills to address the extended work-life phenomenon. She is the author of several books, the most recent being Aging, Work, and Retirement. 

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