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Synthesis Report: Older Workers Synthesis
Topic Area: Older WorkersFindings:
Although most workforce programs serve older workers, few specifically focus on this population, and research has not evaluated their impacts.
Studies that examined the impact of broader workforce programs, such as the Workforce Investment Act Dislocated Worker program, did not focus on older workers.
Firms that allow flexible work schedules appear to have lower rates of early retirement among older workers.
Changes to the Social Security retirement benefits have important impacts on older workers’ decision making.
Changes in health insurance policies have mixed or small impacts on older workers’ employment outcomes.
Godley, S. H., Finch, M., Dougan, L., McDonnell, M., McDermeit, M., & Carey, A. (2000). Case management for dually diagnosed individuals involved in the criminal justice system. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 18(2), 137–148.
Topic Area: Reentry
Study Type: Causal Impact AnalysisOutcome Effectiveness:
- Education and skills gains
- Public benefit receipt