Thinking Policy

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.
older essential worker
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
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.