Thinking Policy

In their search for educated workers, both employers and state workforce readiness policymakers may be overlooking a substantial source of untapped talent: the many adults in the United States who have some college but no degree.
The number of job openings rose above 9.2 million in May, and employers are doing more to attract workers, but over half of older jobseekers are still long-term unemployed.
A new type of prescription drug for stroke prevention for adults with atrial fibrillation quickly replaced the existing standard treatment—even before evidence emerged to support the switch.
Now is the ideal time for employers to consider acting in their workplaces to include age in their diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) strategies.
A growing number of employers, including AARP, are offering benefits that help their employees save for emergencies.
Claiming Social Security earlier means more time receiving benefits, but that action will permanently reduce them, which can threaten financial health at older ages.
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.