Thinking Policy

Older workers have much to gain from online learning and working. A new study examines the barriers and opportunities that exist for older workers accessing online programs, with a focus on their digital skill levels.
Food insecurity disproportionately hits Black and Hispanic older adults.
In many ways, we are still in the eye of the storm when it comes to seeing the employment effects of COVID-19.
Older worker
Men ages 55 and older had among the largest declines in labor force participation rates during the pandemic.
Financial access gaps persist, and demonstrate how much work remains to ensure that all financial products are fair, equitable, and affordable.
Hands complete paperwork on a clipboard in a medical setting.
Expanded tax credits mean many lower-income older adults are now eligible for free or low-cost health insurance coverage.
Facilities are beginning to innovate and put in place best practices to drive down the number of COVID-19 cases among residents and staff.
As the pandemic and the caregiving crisis it has prompted continue, more action is needed to protect caregivers from discrimination at work.
Emergency savings accounts are more than just a good idea. They can help protect households against financial hardship today and enable greater retirement security in the future.
The pandemic has changed the way we think of long-term care, and if we lean into the crisis-earned set of lessons learned, we can do more than just tweak the system. We can transform it.
Man helps older man walk with walker
Providing working family caregivers ages 50-plus with appropriate support in the workplace should be a critical part of the nation's economic recovery strategy.
Congress has recently made some important changes aimed at helping people have a smooth transition to Medicare.
While states are offering consumers more choices for long-term services and supports (LTSS), we still have far to go to balance institutional care and home and community-based services (HCBS). Now there is a major opportunity to pick up the pace of that change.