Employment at Older Ages and the Changing Nature of Work, an issue paper written by Richard W. Johnson, Gordon B.T. Mermin and Matthew Resseger of The Urban Institute for the AARP Public Policy Institute, examines employment trends and the challenges older adults face in the workplace.
The sharp decline in physical job demands over the last 35 years has made it easier for older adults to remain at work. But as physical demands have declined, the workplace has become more stressful and more challenging as workers increasingly need cognitive skills to solve complex problems. … Back to Article