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.
Changes in labor force participation rates for women of all ages reflect their unique pandemic-related challenges.
Healthcare workers working to fight the COVID-19 pandemic
To reduce health disparities, state public health departments and health care systems need to compile robust data.
Older adult getting a shot
In the time of COVID-19, flu vaccination rates among the 50+ remain stubbornly low.
One Black woman and two Black men walk in a forest
AARP recently hosted public, private, and nonprofit professionals for a summit discussing ways to address disparities and inequality as we promote longer, healthier lives.
This report and roadmap provide health systems with direction for eliminating preventable medical harm.
Employment projections for the next decade show an aging population driving changes in labor force and occupational growth.
Senior woman handing credit card to shop owner processing payment on digital tablet
New AARP state research highlights the power of the 50-plus population to drive economic growth and make other positive contributions to society.
An African grandmother sits with a grandchild.
As we celebrate longevity and aging, we must acknowledge current crises and the challenges and opportunities they present to create a more equitable future.
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.
Three delivery workers are chatting on a break from work.
Through personal, public and private sector responsibility, we must work together to close the opportunity gap and lessen inequities across the lifespan.