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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine
Committee on Population
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
 Planning Meeting on Work, the Workplace, and Aging

Workplace and Aging ImageThe purpose of this planning meeting is to articulate a research framework that can help explain workplace qualities and policies that promote health and support work into older ages, and lead to the development of interventions to extend work life and promote health, particularly among the most vulnerable members of the  workforce. The focus of discussion at the meeting will be on elucidating pathways linking work and health in order to identify potential intervention targets – i.e., malleable factors at the individual, interpersonal, work unit, institutional, or broader social level  – that might be modifiable and lead to improvements in well-being for older workers.


Each session will touch on what we know from current literature and identify potential interventions that can improve the health of older workers. Participants will highlight gaps in existing data and research, as well as data collection needs for addressing associated lines of research that would help to expand our knowledge base. The focus of this meeting will not be on high-status workers, but on middle- and low-wage, contract, and shift workers, as well as those with significant caregiving responsibilities.


This meeting is being co-organized by Lisa Berkman (Harvard University) and Laura Carstensen (Stanford University).


Meeting | September 5-6, 2019
Keck Center, Room 101
500 5th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
Thursday, September 5: 9:00am - 5:00pm 
Friday, September 6: 8:30am - 4:00pm

Agenda, Presentations, and Background Readings



Tara Becker, Program Officer
Jillian Kaufman, Senior Program Assistant



   National Institute on Aging 


   Lisa Berkman (Co-Chair)
   Laura L. Carstensen (Co-Chair)
   Emma Aguila
   Peter B. Berg
   Gary Burtless
   Joachim E. Fischer
   Ernest Gonzales
   Lilly Irani
   Richard W. Johnson
   Erin L. Kelly
   Eric S. Kim
   Margie E. Lachman
   Nicole Maestas
   Cort W. Rudolph
   Mo Wang


For more information, please contact: 

Jillian Kaufman

Mailing Address
Keck Center W1116
500 Fifth Street, NW 
Washington, DC 20001


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