10:00 am EDT - 11:30 am EDT

Past Event

Overtime: America’s aging workforce and the future of working longer

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT

Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Avenue N.W.
Washington, DC

America is at a crossroads in its approach to work and retirement. As the population ages, many policymakers think it’s logical—almost inevitable—that Americans will delay retirement and spend more years in the paid labor force. But that assumption doesn’t match the reality of a large and growing proportion of Americans. Precarious working conditions, family caregiving responsibilities, poor health, and age discrimination make it difficult or impossible for many to work longer. With contributions from  economists, sociologists, psychologists, political scientists, and epidemiologists, the new book “Overtime: America’s Aging Workforce and the Future of Working Longer” calls for a fresh understanding of the future of America’s aging workforce and sets out a path toward better working lives and retirement security for all Americans.

On Wednesday, September 21, retirement experts joined authors of “Overtime” to discuss the implications of our aging workforce and potential remedies. Viewers submitted questions for our speakers in advance and followed along with the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag # or via email at #FutureOfWorkingLonger [email protected].

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In Partnership With

Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies
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