The Value Of Older Workers

The Value Of Older Workers

Since 2008, the average retirement age has shifted upward by three years. How older workers are transforming the workplace and implications for employers and the U.S. economy.

For the last 40 years, the baby boom generation has shaped the American workplace. This trend continues. But today's boomers are posing a new challenge: how to support a staff made up of workers in their 50s, 60s, even 70s. Next year the youngest boomers turn 50. And older members of the generation are also sticking around. A recent study found that since 2008 the average retirement age increased three years to 62. Those boomers still working estimate that they won't retire until age 66. Diane and her guests discuss how an aging workforce is transforming the workplace.

Guests

Richard Johnson

director, Program on Retirement Policy at the Urban Institute.

Matt Sedensky

correspondent, Associated Press and fellow, The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.

Joseph Coughlin

director, MIT's AgeLab.

Jean Setzfand

vice president of financial security, AARP.

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