Jennifer Schramm

Jen Schramm is a senior strategic policy advisor at the AARP Public Policy Institute. Her areas of expertise include employment trends, policy challenges and opportunities related to workers and jobseekers ages 50 and above, and skills and credentialing for mid- and late-career workers. Read her full biography.
Grocery delivery worker
Temporary jobs, usually the first to be added at the beginning of economic recoveries, are now rising. Older jobseekers trying to reenter the job market may view temporary jobs as an onramp back into employment.
Many of the trends that informed predictions about the future US workforce have reversed during the pandemic. Now economists wonder how workers across multiple generations will bear the pandemic's effects into the next decade.
The temporary removal of the EITC age restriction would be a long-overdue change that should be made permanent.
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The effects of long-term unemployment on workers and the economy can be long-lasting.
older essential worker
The pandemic has highlighted the importance of the essential workforce, including workers ages 50 and older
Changes in labor force participation rates for women of all ages reflect their unique pandemic-related challenges.
Employment projections for the next decade show an aging population driving changes in labor force and occupational growth.
Man working on budget
For many low- and moderate-wage workers, the COVID-19 Recession has highlighted the shift away from stable working hours and a subsequent rise in income volatility.
Woman using computer
The aftermath of the previous jobs crisis provides insight into what many of today's displaced 50+ workers likely will experience in the coming months.
Business closures among small businesses threaten a major source of U.S. jobs
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