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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.
- Humensky, J.L., Nossel, I., Bello, I., & Dixon, L. B. (2019). Supported education and employment services for young people with early psychosis in OnTrackNY. The journal of mental health policy and economics, 22(3), 95-108.
Study Type: Causal Impact Analysis
- Hartman, E., Schlegelmilch, A., Roskowski, M., Anderson, C. A., & Tansey, T. N. (2019). Early findings from the Wisconsin PROMISE project: Implications for policy and practice. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 51(2), 167-181.
Study Type: Causal Impact AnalysisOutcome Effectiveness: