Thinking Policy

Fifteen years ago, this week, we proposed the Automatic IRA as a way to boost retirement saving among the multitudes of American workers – now numbering roughly 55 million – who have no retirement plan at work.
It's time for a national vision for housing, with policies that make housing more affordable and account for both historic disparities and changing population needs.
Health coverage is unaffordable for many older adults. Extending tax credits would help.
The TDS is vital to facilitating the integration of human services transportation with emerging MaaS platforms.
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The effects of long-term unemployment on workers and the economy can be long-lasting.
The coronavirus pandemic dominated our Thinking Policy blog in 2020, just as it dominated everyone’s lives.
In the four weeks from October 19 to November 15, the number of deaths increased by two-thirds, and the number of new cases doubled compared to the previous four weeks.
Jo Ann Jenkins addresses attendees at WEF in Davos
Multigenerational teams perform better, earn more, and provide more worker satisfaction. And it is precisely the business case needed by employers.
To support states both in dealing with the crisis in nursing homes and shaping the future of LTSS, the AARP Public Policy Institute (PPI) has created and released three tools this fall: the Nursing Home COVID-19 Dashboard, the LTSS State Scorecard, and the LTSS Choices series.
Nearly half of Americans ages 65+ have prediabetes, but most don't know it.
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The pandemic has highlighted the importance of the essential workforce, including workers ages 50 and older
Black woman and man walk in neighborhood
Professionals in housing and the built environment must step up post-COVID-19, to redesign and create housing and communities that enable residents and achieve equity.
Unveiled last week by AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins and REALTORS® CEO Bob Goldberg, the two organizations agreed to integrate AARP’s Livability Index: Great Neighborhoods for All Ages tool into the Realtors Property Resource® website and mobile app