Public Policy Institute | WorkIs there a way to protect some workers — younger as well as older — from job loss during economic downturns? Some might be helped during the next recession if more employers have access to and use what is known as short-time compensation or work sharing. Work sharing is exactly what it sounds like — the sharing or spreading around of the available work when times are tough. Work sharing is not to be confused with job sharing, which is …
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Sara E. Rix, Ph.D., is a senior strategic policy adviser with the economics team of the AARP Public Policy Institute. She has written and spoken extensively about older workers, an aging society and aging issues for more than 30 years.
Public Policy InstituteMany Americans are pushing back the date of retirement. Some say they feel they have no choice — they haven’t saved enough and aren’t eligible for much in the way of retirement benefits. For others, need takes a backseat to desire. Work gives meaning and purpose to people’s lives; they love what they are doing and often have considerable flexibility in what they do and when. Work also gets them out of the house. Discussion: The Water Cooler community— advice about …